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10-Year-Old Boy Killed After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan Identified

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The 10-year-old child who died after being pulled from Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes State Park Saturday afternoon, has been identified as Joshua Torres.

According to Indiana Conservation Police, the Chicago boy was found face down in the water approximately 40 yards from shore at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Officers immediately began CPR on the boy, but he later died at Porter Regional Hospital.

According to the Sun Times, witnesses said Torres had been swimming in an area marked unsafe for swimmers.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help the Torres family cope with this tragic incident.

Less than an hour after, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was pulled from the water near where the first incident had taken place. Porter police officers pulled the boy from the water and began CPR on him.

The teen was identified as Malik Freeman, police said. Officials said Freeman was airlifted to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead Sunday morning.

GoFundMe page has been set up in order to financially help the family with "funeral arrangements for their son," reads the site.

Restrictions limiting swimmers to waist-deep water were in effect at the park at the time of both incidents, authorities say. Both incidents are still under investigation.

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