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Investigation Continues into Drowning of Two Gary Boys

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An investigation continues after two siblings from Gary drowned over the weekend in an area of water located in the four-thousand block of Missouri Street in Hobart. Hobart Police report officers swam to depths greater than 12-feet to retrieve the boys who were found at the bottom and unresponsive. The Lake County Coroner's Office identified the victims as 9-year-old Donel Smith and 8-year-old Terrion Smith, who were both pronounced dead at St. Mary Medical Center around 9pm Saturday. Police Chief Richard Zormier issued a statement this afternoon saying the location of the property where the drowning occurred has had some man-made alterations and earth-moving on the site, which has been relieving the pit of water and making improvements to the location since the incident.


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