Five-year-old Cincinnati boy drowns in Indiana reservoir

Posted at 8:01 PM, Jul 04, 2017

BROOKVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ind. -- Benjamin and Ofelia Rameriz's 5-year-old son had only been missing for 10 minutes when another swimmer at Brookville Reservoir found him floating beneath the surface. He wasn't breathing.

According to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, a man pulled the child from the water and other Fourth of July beachgoers administered CPR without success.

The boy was airlifted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where doctors again attempted CPR. They pronounced him dead at 4:26 p.m.

The news release stated that Brookville Reservoir's beaches have no lifeguards on duty and should be considered "swim at your own risk" areas.