SHEBOYGAN (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin man whose grandson had swum too far from shore has died after he went in to reach the 9-year-old.
Sheboygan police say he man was a 61-year-old man from Freedom, but did not initially release the man's name.
Police who responded Sunday afternoon found bystanders performing CPR on the man.
Witnesses said his 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 before noticing his grandfather hadn't returned to shore.
They found the man unresponsive in the water and pulled him to shore, where paramedics tried to revive him.
He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
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