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2 children who were removed from suburban Palatine Pond have died: officials – NBC Chicago

Two young children who were pulled from a Palatine pond after falling into the water on Wednesday died hours later in hospitals where they were taken for treatment, officials said.

A 4-year-old boy who was first taken to Northwest Community Hospital and then transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, was pronounced dead just before 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

A 6-year-old boy, who was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, was also pronounced dead just before 4 a.m. Thursday, according to Palatinate Police.

Palatine authorities said the two children were rescued after falling into a pond on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say officers and firefighters were called to a pond in the 800 block of West Panorama Drive around 3:31 p.m. to a report of a group of children who had fallen into the water.

Upon arrival, they were able to pull two males from the pond and both were taken to area hospitals.

An investigation is still ongoing, police said.

NBC Chicago

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