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Man drowns while trying to save grandson in Lansing pool

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A man drowned after trying to help his 10-year-old grandson, who was struggling in a pool Wednesday afternoon in south suburban Lansing.

Reginald Holiday, 61, went into the pool in the 3200 block of North Manor Drive to help his grandson, who was struggling in the water, according to a statement from the village of Lansing.

Holiday could not swim and also had difficult in the water, according to the statement. A bystander helped the child to safety, and emergency personnel eventually pulled Holiday from the pool.

The boy was initially unresponsive, but his heartbeat was revived after CPR was performed, according to the statement.

He and his grandfather were taken to Munster Community Hospital and Franciscan Healthcare in Munster, where Holiday later died, according to the statement. The boy’s condition was stabilized.

“This is just a horrible and unfortunate accident and our condolences go out to the family,” the village’s statement said.