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Associated Press , Published September 02 2012

Wisconsin man dies while trying to help grandson swimming in Lake Michigan

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A Wisconsin man whose grandson had swum too far from shore has died after he entered the water to reach the 9-year-old.

Sheboygan police said the 61-year-old man was from Freedom, Wis.

Police who responded Sunday afternoon found bystanders performing CPR on the man.

Witnesses said the man's grandson had been swimming at North Beach but had gotten too far from shore. Other people at the beach helped the boy back to land. Moments later they noticed his grandfather hadn't returned to shore.

They found him unresponsive in the water and pulled him to shore, where paramedics tried to revive him.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name hasn't been released.