PALATINE — Two boys, 4 and 6, that were rescued Wednesday afternoon from a pond in a residential area in Palatine have been pronounced dead, according to police.
Skycam 9 was above and saw one of the boys pulled out of the water around 3:45 p.m. in the 800 block of West Panorama Drive. Police said they were originally called to the scene around 3:30 p.m.
Family said the boys were visiting their grandma on Wednesday and had just finished baking a Thanksgiving cake. They went out back to the retention pond and stepped onto the ice and fell through.
In a press release, police said the 4-year-old Rosiah Brooks was transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday night.
According to police, 6-year-old Romalice Brooks was transferred to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was pronounced dead at 3:54 a.m. Thursday morning.
Police said they were called to the pond on the report of a group of juveniles who fell into the pond.
Kellon King told WGN he was inside his apartment when they wandered onto the ice and he heard the commotion outside.
A witness tried to walk out and save them and his brother-in-law fell through the ice up to his neck, but someone was able to pull him out.