Girl, 13, dies after falling into Kankakee River, brother still missing

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WILMINGTON, Ill. --  A 13-year-old girl has died after falling into the Kankakee River in Wilmington -- about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

The search is continuing today for her 12-year-old brother who's feared drowned.

The siblings went into the river near a dam at about 6:30 p.m. Monday. They got caught in the turbulent water at the dam.

(right) Abiyail Arroyo, 13, and her 12-year-old brother (left)

(right) Abiyail Arroyo, 13, and her 12-year-old brother (left)

Two good Samaritans, from Blue Island,  tried to rescue them but were not able to reach the children.

Emergency crews pulled 13-year-old Abigail Arroyo from the river. She was unconscious and taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

One of the bystanders was also pulled from the water and hospitalized.

Dive crews searched for the boy for hours before suspending their search due to darkness.

Crews continued their search for the 12-year-old boy this morning.

Witnesses told police he wanted to touch the wall of water -- meaning the dam.

Wilmington Police Chief Phil Arnold says the boy was told not to do that, but he got too close and couldn't get back out again.

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