11-Year-Old Passes Away After Nearly Drowning On Illinois River

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 10:04 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission says an 11-year-old boy passed away Monday after nearly drowning on the Illinois River Saturday.

Crews say the boy, Jayden Wisrock, was playing with his brothers on the river at the Sparrow Hawk Camp near Tahlequah around noon.

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They say he was on an air mattress when his legs became entangled in underwater brush and he was pulled under for about 10 minutes.

Illinois River firefighters were able to pull him of the water. He was flown to a Tulsa hospital while on life support.

Ed Fite with the OSRC said he passed away around 10:00 p.m. on May 30th.

Emergency crews say he was not wearing a life jacket when he went under the water.