2 boys die hours after being pulled from Palatine pond

Ro’Siah and Romalice Brooks, ages 4 and 6, were pulled from a pond behind an apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. They later died at area hospitals.

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Two boys ages 4 and 6 were pulled from this pond in suburban Palatine on Wednesday afternoon. They later died at area hospitals.

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Two boys died hours after being pulled from a pond Wednesday afternoon in suburban Palatine, officials said.

About 3:30 p.m., Palatine police and fire officials responded to calls of a “group of juveniles who fell into a pond” in the 800 block of West Panorama Drive, police said.

Ro’Siah and Romalice Brooks, 4 and 6, were pulled from the pond and were taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, officials said.

Ro’Siah Brooks, who was transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, was pronounced dead about 11:45 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Romalice Brooks, who was transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, died a few hours later.

No further information was immediately available.

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