2 SC boys die after being pulled from pond

AP News
Posted: Jun 04, 2011 9:06 PM
2 SC boys die after being pulled from pond

Two South Carolina boys have died after one tried to rescue the other in a swimming hole and they both went under water.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury told The Associated Press that emergency responders were called to the pond at 5:17 p.m. Friday and found the 12-year-old boys underwater. The pond is about 11 feet deep.

Rescuers pulled the boys out of the water, administered CPR and transported them to area hospitals.

Salisbury said Adonous Green, who struggled in the water after going in after a dog he was walking, died Friday. Gary Adams, who attempted to save Adonous, died Saturday afternoon at Medical University Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit from drowning complications. The community is 50 miles north of Charleston.

Salisbury called it "a very sad situation."