MCSO: 19-year-old man dies after drowning at McKinley Beach
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 19-year-old man died as a result of drowning at McKinley Beach around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, July 18, according to police. Family identified the victim as Jvaris Bankhead.
Milwaukee deputies responded to McKinley Beach for a report of a subject drowning. Upon their arrival, deputies discovered three subjects, which included two children, "wading in the water" and having difficulty getting to shore due to the size of the large waves, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
A third family member, an adult male, went further into the water to assist the children with getting to shore. Officials say the adult male was able to assist one of the family members to safety before being swept under the water by large waves. The second family member made it to shore safely and neither of the children required medical attention and were injured.
According to a news release, the Milwaukee Fire Department's Dive Rescue Team and the Milwaukee Police Department assisted in the search for the adult male, who subsequently appeared on the shoreline. The man received life-saving measures by MFD and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.