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Two Boys Rescued From Heaton Lake, One Dies
Updated June 24, 2017 5:16 PM
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(ELKHART) - Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a water rescue at Heaton Lake Friday around 1 p.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates that several boys were swimming at Ideal Beach when two boys, 10 and 9-years-old from Elkhart, began to struggle in the water.

A lifeguard at the beach saw the 9-year-old boy struggling and pulled him from the water. Lifeguards administered CPR and revived the boy.

Lifeguards, utilizing a human chain, found the 10-year-old underwater and rushed him to emergency crews. Both boys were transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

The 9-year-old is in fair condition and is expected to fully recover. Unfortunately the 10-year-old did not recover.

Although it is not the most ideal outcome credit to the lifeguards, Elkhart Police, Elkhart County Police, Osolo EMS, and Fire departments for rescuing/recovering both boys. A nine year old is alive because of their efforts.

Indiana Conservation Officers along with special unit of Elkhart Police are still investigating this incident.



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