Powers Lake drowning, girl dead: sheriff

Powers Lake

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said an 8-year-old girl died Tuesday, July 19 after drowning in Powers Lake.

Emergency crews were called to the south end of the lake shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday. Initial reports indicated that the child had been swimming in Powers Lake in a roped-off swim area and was located unresponsive in the water by another swimmer near the end of a pier at the beach.  The child was not wearing a floatation device.  

Richmond, Illinois rescue personnel arrived a short time later, took over life-saving measures, and transported the child to an area hospital in Burlington. Sadly, the child died at the hospital.  The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time.

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Families that may need assistance in dealing with this tragedy are encouraged to contact the Mental Health Resource Center at 262-764-8555.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5102.

Powers Lake is located along the Kenosha-Walworth county border.