4-year-old boy drowns in Northbrook retention pond

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NORTHBROOK, Ill. — A 4-year-old child died after being found unresponsive Monday night in a north suburban retention pond.

The medical examiner has identified the boy as Tengis Burenkhuu.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1610 Provenance Way. The retention pond is near an apartment building located in the Mission Hills Country Club neighborhood in Northbrook.

Details remain limited but WGN has learned that a neighbor found the child in the water. A nurse performed life-saving measures on the boy before he was rushed to the hospital.

He was later pronounced dead.

Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the cause of death an accidental drowning.  

“It sounds like a very unusual thing to happen,” said Michael Harlan, a father. “You hear about things all over the world, and it’s just terrible. I can’t begin to imagine it.”

Cook County Sheriff’s Office released s statement that read in part, “This tragedy is every parent’s worst nightmare. On behalf of Sheriff Dart, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this young boy.”

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