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Naperville Girl Dies after Falling into Pond

A 9-year-old girl died after she fell into a thinly frozen pond in a Naperville, Illinois subdivision. The girl remained submerged in the water for about 15 minutes after she fell. The 9-year-old slipped through the ice after she and a cousin attempted to walk across a frozen retention pond. The two inched about 10 feet out before the inch-thick ice cracked. Emergency divers broke through the ice to reach her and transported her to the hospital. The young girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. The quick response of neighbors helped allow emergency responders save the life of the girl’s cousin. He was taken to the hospital for observation of his personal injuries. To read the full story, click here.