11-year-old drowns in retention pond

Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013 --- 5:55 a.m.

HILBERT, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say 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 says the boy was taken to the Calumet Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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