Bodies of 2 men from storm drain search recovered in Kinnickinnic River
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two bodies were recovered from the Kinnickinnic River Thursday, June 16.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirms the bodies are the two men who were swept away into a drainage tunnel on Monday, June 13 near 27th and Loomis, Rashidullah Abdul Hashim and Zakaria Gonumeah.
The two men were trying to save 10-year-old Mouhammad Arman Rashidullah who was also swept away by the water. The body of the boy was recovered Tuesday afternoon.
MFD confirms to me they did recover one body this morning from the Kinnickinnic River. No confirmation yet on identity. These photos show MFD dive teams in and around the water earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/UYEOiFnpSR— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) June 16, 2022
All three were members of Milwaukee's Rohingya community.
"This community is an extremely tight-knit and very strong community," Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski told reporters at a news conference Thursday. "And we are hopeful and we offer our support that they are going to be able to pull through this and find strength on the other side."
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said autopsies are scheduled for Friday