11-year-old Hilbert drowning victim identified
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HILBERT - The 11-year-old boy who drowned in Hilbert Tuesday afternoon has been identified.
The Calumet Sheriff's Department says the young victim was Jacob Meronek.
They said he and his 9-year-old brother were swimming in a retention pond when Jacob went under, and didn't resurface.
The dive team found him in eight feet of water. He was taken to the Calumet Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.