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Child Drowns At Lake Elsinore Beach; 2nd Child Rescued By Bystander

Patch logo Patch 6/27/2022 Daniel Hampton
A child drowned in Lake Elsinore over the weekend, and a second had to be rescued by a bystander, authorities said. © Google Maps A child drowned in Lake Elsinore over the weekend, and a second had to be rescued by a bystander, authorities said.

LAKE ELSINORE, CA — A child drowned in Lake Elsinore over the weekend, and a second had to be rescued by a bystander.

Deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff's Office were called around 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a possible drowning at Launch Pointe Beach.

Several children were playing near the docks on the beach and two began having trouble swimming. A bystander brought one child ashore and the other went underwater. The second child never resurfaced.


Video: Family of 9-year-old who drowned in California lake calls for safety changes: ‘It could’ve been avoided’ (KTLA-TV Los Angeles)

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Several bystanders searched the water and deputies established an area where the child was last seen.

About four hours later, a dive team with the sheriff's office found the child's body.

The name of the youth wasn't immediately released. Authorities told multiple media outlets the child was a 9-year-old boy.

Family members saw him struggling in the water and tried to help him before he went under, KCBS-TV reported.

The article Child Drowns At Lake Elsinore Beach; 2nd Child Rescued By Bystander appeared first on Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch.

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