HILBERT, WI (WHBL) - An 11-year-old Hilbert boy drowned while he and his brother were swimming in a storm-water retention pond in Hilbert. Calumet County rescue divers and by-standers helped search for Jacob Meronek starting around 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Jacob was later found in about eight-feet of water, and he died about an hour later at a hospital in Chilton. Sheriff’s deputies said the victim and his younger nine-year-old brother were swimming when Jacob went under and never surfaced.
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