Body of 14-year-old swimmer recovered at Happy Acres Kampground in Bristol

Updated: 12:29 p.m. on July 26, 2022

BRISTOL, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities identified the 14-year-old swimmer pulled from at Happy Acres Kampground in Bristol, as Aiden Braim of Pleasant Prairie. 


Published: 11:08 a.m. on July 24, 2022

BRISTOL, Wis (CBS 58) -- On Saturday, July 23 at 8:23 p.m. Kenosha County Deputies responded to the Happy Acres Kampground at 22230 45th Street, Bristol for a report of a missing 14-year-old boy.

Upon arrival, KSD deputies spoke with the mother who advised that her 14-year-old son had been last seen near the pond located on the property at approximately 5:00 p.m. According to authorities the mother said that her son was able to swim and was not wearing a floatation device. Deputies checked the area surrounding the pond and the entire campground but were not able to locate the child.

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue arrived on the scene a short time later and assisted with checking the pond using immersion suits. Drone operators from Walworth County and Pleasant Prairie also responded and assisted with checking the surrounding areas of the pond and the campground. The boy was not located at this time and the search was called off Saturday night until Sunday morning.

The search for the boy resumed this morning at 8:00 a.m.. At about 9:00 a.m. Salem Fire/Rescue as well as other assisting agencies located the missing juvenile in the pond using sonar technology. The Kenosha County Medical Examiner responded to the scene and the 14-year-old juvenile was pronounced deceased. The name of the boy is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at (262) 605-5100.

Families that may need assistance in dealing with this tragedy are encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Mental Health Resource Center (available Monday-Friday) at (262)-764-8555 or the 24/7 Crisis Line at (262) 657-7188.

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