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Mon August 13, 2012
Two Hopkinsville Brothers Drown in Southern Illinois
Officials with the Jackson County, Ill., Coroner's Office, say two Hopkinsville, Ky., boys drowned in a swimming pool at a friend’s Carbondale home over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies went to the home Saturday evening where they found 12-year-old Alick Monson and 14-year-old Lewis Monson unresponsive. An adult had pulled the boys from the bottom of the pool. Paramedics took the brothers to a nearby hospital, where a doctor pronounced them dead. Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say they view the case as an accidental drowning.