11-year-old drowns in retention pond
11-year-old boy drowns while swimming with brother in Calumet County pond
Authorities said an 11-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in a Calumet County retention pond.
Jacob Meronek was swimming with his 9-year-old brother Tuesday afternoon in Hilbert when he went under water and disappeared. The Calumet County dive team found the boy in about 8 feet of water.
WLUK-TV said the boy was taken to the Calumet Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
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