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Boy, 4, dies after being pulled from Glenview park pool

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 4-year-old boy died after he was found unresponsive at a public swimming pool Friday afternoon in north suburban Glenview, authorities said.

At about 2:35 p.m., authorities responded to a call that a juvenile was unresponsive at the Glenview Park District's Roosevelt Pool at 2239 Fir St., according to a statement from the Glenview Police Department.

A lifeguard pulled the boy out of the pool, and paramedics took him to Glenbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., authorities said.

The boy was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Vincente Cardenas, 4, of the 2300 block of Chestnut Avenue in Glenview. He died five days before his fifth birthday.

Roosevelt Pool closed immediately following the incident and will remain closed Saturday while the Glenview Police Department, in cooperation with the Glenview Park District, completes their investigation.

Glenview Park District Executive Director Chuck Balling offered his condolences to the boy's family.

"We are all very saddened, and our thoughts and prayers go out to this little boy's family," Balling said. "This is a tragedy for the family and for the entire community."

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