16-Year-Old Drowns At Byron Lake On Memorial Day
According to WREX, "A 16-year-old Rockford boy who was pulled from Lake Louise has died. The coroner's office says he died at 9:10 p.m. Monday."
The boy has been identified as 16-year-old Luis Campo.
On a day of celebration and reflection, many were out to honor those who have fallen and celebrate freedom at Byron Lake. Campos, swimming in a restricted area, went under and never came back up. It wasn't until others found him 10 minutes later that he was finally dragged to the shore. CPR was administered and he was rushed to Rockford Hospital but it wasn't enough to bring back this young soul.
"The official cause of death is drowning, according to the coroner's office. The case is still under investigation by the Ogle County Sheriff's Office," according to WREX.
You never want to see this happen. No one is promised tomorrow. Always look after yourself and always remember to tell those closest to you how you feel.
It is as simple as saying I love you to a family member or loved one. You never know when you'll get another chance. Our thoughts and prayers go to those affected by this tragic event.