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UPDATE: Mother works to raise money after son drowns in Rochester lake

UPDATE: The child's mother, confirms to FOX 47 that 7-year-old Deon McBride, died.

According to a GoFundMe page, Deon was spending the summer with his father in Rochester. His mother, Jasmin McBride, is raising money to bring him back home to Chicago, Illinois so she can give him a proper burial.

The page has a goal of $3,500. You can find the page here.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Authorities are investigating a possible drowning incident at Cascade Lake Park Saturday night.

The Rochester Police Department, Fire Department and other emergency crews arrived to the scene after learning a child was missing and was last seen in the lake. Crews responded around 7 o'clock.

A human chain was created to look for the child, reaching about 20 to 30 yards to search a full sweep of the lake.

According to a press release from the city of Rochester, the child was found, brought to shore and CPR was performed. Then, the child was taken to St. Mary's.

Authorities say it's an active investigation.

Beret Leone

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