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11-year-old boy dies in drowning accident in Calumet Co.

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HIBERT, WI (WTAQ) - Calumet County Sheriff’s Department says an 11-year-old boy drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming with his brother. 

Authorities say Jacob Meronek drowned in a retention pond around 4 p.m. near 12th Street in Hilbert. 

The Calumet County Dive Team found the boy in about eight feet of water about an hour after the 911 call. 

Authorities say Meronek and his nine-year-old brother were swimming when the boy went under.

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