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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Kenosha man drowns while attempting rescue in Pike River

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On 05/07/2023 at approximately 1:31 PM Kenosha County Deputies and Somers Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the 2000 block of Sheridan Road for a possible drowning.  Initial reports from deputies on the scene were that an adult male was swimming in the Pike River and began to struggle.  A child that was with the man at the water’s edge ran to get help.  The man’s brother and another adult male came down and jumped into the water to save him.  As the struggling swimmer was pulled to shore the brother who had jumped in to save him went under and did not resurface.  

KSD deputies along with Somers Fire/Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and immediately entered the water to attempt to locate the man who went under.  The KSD Drone Unit also responded to the scene and searched the river using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV).  At about 2:49 PM the man was located under the water by Somers Rescue personnel unconscious and not breathing.  He was identified as Adrian Sanchez-Trujillo, a 39-year-old male from Kenosha, WI.  Adrian was transported to Froedtert South Pleasant Prairie Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office.  

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department expresses our deepest condolences to the family. Families that may need assistance in dealing with this tragedy are encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Mental Health Resource Center (available Monday-Friday) at (262)-764-8555 or the 24/7 Crisis Line at (262) 657-7188.

We ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at (262) 605-5100.

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