When saving his 6-year-old brother, an 8-year-old boy also lost his life

An unfortunate incident occurred at a pond in Wisconsin, resulting in the loss of two valuable lives. Confirming the shocking details, Sun Prairie Police Deputy Chief Shunta Boston revealed that the children, aged 6 and 8, both fell through the ice at a retention pond in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, marking a profound and devastating event.

As authorities investigate the details, the investigation into this heartbreaking incident continues. In a press release, the Sun Prairie police extended their sincerest condolences to the families and friends significantly affected by this tragic loss. On Friday, January 5, 2024, the Sun Prairie police received a 911 call, leading authorities to the scene around 3:20 p.m. Shortly after, Sun Prairie firefighters arrived, retrieved the youths from the ponds, and transported them to a nearby hospital. The two brothers were admitted to the hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, the older brother passed away on Saturday, January 6, and the younger one also lost his life on Monday, January 8, as detailed by Deputy Chief Shunta Boston.

Monday brought a somber revelation as the Sun Prairie police, through a press release, acknowledged having learned “of one of the children’s tragic death” over the weekend. The subsequent update confirmed the sad news, with the coroner’s office verifying that the second child had also passed away. The news of the tragic death of the older brother was shared on Facebook by the youth baseball league, BMC Youth Baseball, identifying them as Antwon, 6, and Legend, 8. “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a young and bright soul taken from us too soon. He was only 8 years old,” the statement read.

The younger brother of the deceased child was reported to be on life support. Sincere thoughts and prayers were sent to the affected family during this difficult time. According to the statement, the younger child fell through the ice after being dropped off by the school bus in front of a retention pond, which lacked protective measures. The older brother drowned while attempting to rescue his younger brother.

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