Girl, 11, Dies After Being Pulled From Bolingbrook Pond
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Updated 05/15/12 – 9:33 a.m.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) — An 11-year-old girl has died after divers pulled her out of a pond near a school in Bolingbrook on Tuesday.
The girl, identified by the Will County Coroner’s office as Jordan Oliver, went into the water near a bridge on the pond near Pioneer Elementary School, on the 1400 block of Raven Avenue in Bolingbrook around 5:30 p.m., police said.
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Dive teams from Bolingbrook and neighboring Naperville responded to the pond and found Jordan in the water around 6:30 p.m.
Paramedics attempted CPR while taking Jordan to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, but she later died, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports. Jordan was pronounced dead at the hospital around 8 p.m.
The incident remains under investigation.
Police have not made an official statement, but friends said Jordan was playing with some other children on the foot bridge near the pond after school, when they believe some older kids might have dared her to jump in.
Jordan apparently did not know how to swim. She came out safely the first time she jumped in, buy the second time, she disappeared into about 12 feet of water and did not surface, according to published reports.
“This is my neighborhood, and I just … this is really upsetting. And it’s just sad to hear that this … girl is dead, because of what we heard about daring her to jump off the bridge, and she drowned,” local resident Lourdes Mikrut said.
Jordan’s friends questioned whether bullying might have led to her death.