61-year-old grandfather drowns at Sheboygan's North Beach

SHEBOYGAN -- Sheboygan police say a 61-year-old man was killed Sunday, September 2nd just before 3:00 p.m. at North Beach.

Officials say the man from Freedom had gone into the water to assist his nine-year-old grandson, who had been swimming but had gotten too far from shore.

The nine-year-old was assisted to shore by other beach-goers who noticed the boy's grandfather had not returned to shore.

The man was located unresponsive in the water, and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.