RACINE -- A 16-year-old boy has died after drowning in Lake Michigan in Racine on Sunday evening, July 30th. The boy has been identified as Amari Donell Griffin-Brewer from Racine.
The Racine County Dispatch Center received a 911 call shortly after 5:30 p.m. of a possible drowning in Lake Michigan near the area of Michigan Boulevard and Augusta Street.
Authorities say the 16-year-old boy was swimming in this area with two other teenage friends, one boy and the other a girl. While swimming, the 16-year-old went under the water and never resurfaced.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Racine Police Department, and the City of Racine Fire Department - Rescue - Dive Team all responded immediately.
At approximately 6:12 p.m. the City of Racine Fire Department Dive Team located the 16-year-old boy under the surface of the water and removed him. Life-saving measures were taken and the boy was transported to Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine; however, he did not survive.
At this time, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation is showing that this was a tragic swimming accident.