7.25.16: 7-year-old boy dies while swimming in western Michigan
CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died while swimming in a lake in western Michigan while on a church group outing.
The Ottawa County sheriff’s department says a dive team found the child in Crockery Lake in Chester Township on Sunday evening and he was pronounced dead in an ambulance.
Authorities say Natanael Escobar was with a church group from Wyoming and was swimming at Grose Park with an 11-year-old boy when the older child started struggling. They say the younger boy tried to help the older boy, but the 7-year-old didn’t make it back to land.
Crews searched for more than an hour before finding the missing boy.