Colorado boy drowns in Homer Glen pool

July 9, 2013 8:24:25 AM PDT
A 12-year-old suburban boy is dead after a canoeing accident in McHenry County.

It happened in Harvard Sunday night in a pond along Apple Valley Road.

A canoe with three boys inside capsized and after hearing the boys' screams, people who live near the pond rushed to help.

"We heard screaming, saw kids in the water," said Tyler Kurth. "I jumped in helped one get to the shore. The other swam to the shore. The third never came up."

Fire department divers later found the teenage boy in the bottom of the pond. The two other boys who made it to shore were not hurt.

Load Comments