KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. - 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.
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.