Man dies trying to help swimming grandson

61-year-old dies trying to rescue 9-year-old

A Wisconsin man whose grandson had swum too far from shore has died after he entered the water to reach the 9-year-old.

Sheboygan police said the man was a 61-year-old from Freedom.

Police who responded Sunday afternoon found bystanders performing CPR on the man.

Witnesses said the man’s grandson had been swimming at North Beach but had gotten too far from shore. Other people at the beach helped him back to land. Moments later they noticed his grandfather hadn’t returned to shore.

They found him unresponsive in the water and pulled him to shore, where paramedics tried to revive him.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name hasn’t been released.