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8-year-old Michigan boy dies after trying to save his 12-year-old sister from drowning in Lake Superior

Michigan boy, 8, dies after trying to save his 12-year-old sister who was pulled by a power surge in Lake Superior

  • Four people drowned at Big Traverse Beach last Tuesday
  • Houghton County emergency responders arrived on the scene and found an injured boy who ducked in to rescue his sister, 8,
  • They performed CPR and rushed him to a local hospital
  • The boy died of his injuries while being transported to a children’s hospital
  • The girl and two others survived and were not injured, according to authorities

A 12-year-old Michigan boy who tried to save his younger sister from drowning after being swept away by the current in Lake Superior has died.

The boy and two others tried to save the 8-year-old girl after being pulled into the water by the current, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office said. Iron Mountain Daily News.

Delegates were called to Big Traverse Beach at around 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday after receiving a report that four people drowned in the lake.

When first responders arrived, they attempted to resuscitate the boy, who was then transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.

From there, he was rushed to a local airport so that he could be transported to the University of Michigan Children’s Hospital by airlift.

A 12-year-old boy died after trying to save his 8-year-old sister from drowning. The boy, his sister, and two others were pulled away from the shore by an electric surge last Tuesday while bathing in Big Traverse Beach in Lake Superior, Michigan.

A 12-year-old boy died after trying to save his 8-year-old sister from drowning. The boy, his sister, and two others were pulled away from the shore by an electric surge last Tuesday while bathing in Big Traverse Beach in Lake Superior, Michigan.

But the boy died on the way to the airport.

Authorities withhold the boy’s name because of his age. He lived in Commerce Township, Michigan.

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