SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WTVO) – A 6-year-old boy drowned at Pearl Lake on Saturday, according to the Winnebago County Coroner.
According to the coroner, the incident happened around 3:10 p.m. The boy, identified by family members as Christiano Daniel Morales, of Belvidere, went underwater. An announcement over the PA system urged all swimmers to exit the water and look for the child.
He was found and brought to the surface by a bystander, who began resuscitative efforts until medical personnel arrived.
The boy was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 5:58 p.m.
This case is still under investigation.
The family has started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for a funeral.
“Our beloved Danny recently passed on September 2nd, 2023. Danny was a wonderful little brother who touched the lives of those around him. As high spirited and caring he was, the loss was unexpected and with great anguish, to not only his family but the people around him,” they wrote.