Police reported that two men were pulled from the Kosciuszko Park lagoon, one had drowned on Saturday evening and the second man died on Monday afternoon.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 29, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, Milwaukee police identified the Kosciuszko Park lagoon drowning victim as Alejandro Rodriguez-Estrella, 54. The second victim, Victor Concepción-Resto, 53, died on Monday afternoon.
Last Saturday, police and fire rescue personnel responded to an emergency call around 7:15 p.m. when Rodriguez-Estrella and Concepción-Resto were in the Kosciuszko Park lagoon and got into trouble in the deep water.
Several man, Emanuel Vazquez and his brother Mike jumped into the lagoon to help the men, but couldn’t locate them while more than 50 people looked on. Then, Aaron Leija and Melissa Freytes jumped into the water and were able to locate Concepción-Resto in the lagoon and pulled him to shore. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital.
At least three officers were able to go into the lagoon as well and located Rodriguez-Estrella who was taken out of the lagoon, but died at the scene.
One officer who jumped into the lagoon was also hospitalized, according to police.
The victims were riding bicycles with child carriers and police found empty cans of beers and liquor.
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