PALATINE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities and relatives said two young brothers died after they fell into an icy pond while visiting their grandmother in a Chicago suburb.
Police said that hours after Palatine firefighters pulled the boys from the pond Wednesday afternoon both youths died at local hospitals.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the boys as 6-year-old Romalice Brooks and 4-year-old Ro’Siah Brooks.
Relatives said the boys were brothers. Their mother, Teghan Ivy, told WLS-TV her sons were visiting their grandmother with her when she was inside and heard her sons screaming her name.
She tried to save them but also fell through the ice and was unable to reach them.