Police ID 8-year-old who drowned in Wis. river

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 --- 7:17 p.m.

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Police have identified an 8-year-old boy who drowned in the Oconomowoc River.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1aA2bPg ) that Oconomowoc police say Shane Needles of Nashotah was with a group visiting Riverside Park when a chaperon noticed he was missing Thursday.

The boy was found in the river shortly before 2:30 p.m. and was pulled from the water by one of the chaperones.

First responders performed CPR on the boy and he was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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