Two males swept away whereas attempting to rescue a drowning boy in Wisconsin have been discovered useless, Milwaukee officers mentioned.
The males jumped into motion on June 13, after seeing a 10-year-old boy struggling to get out of a drainage ditch close to the Kinnickinnic River, shops reported. The boy drowned and his physique was recovered, however the two males had been swept into the river.
At least two of the victims had been household, Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy Chief Matthew Williamson instructed McClatchy News. Williamson didn’t say how they had been associated.
The boy went into the ditch chasing after a soccer ball, and his father ran to assist when the boy didn’t come again out, in response to the health worker, TV station WTMJ reported. The different man was a neighbor.
Search crews together with firefighters, police, and volunteers scoured the river for days.
Around 8:30 a.m. on June 16, civilian volunteers got here throughout the physique of one of many males, Williamson mentioned.
Police discovered the second man just a few hours later, at 11:52 a.m.
The Kinnickinnic empties out into Port Milwaukee, Williamson mentioned. Both males had been discovered close to the place the river meets the port.