Drowning victim's brother dies after being removed from life support

Drowning victim's brother dies after being removed from life support

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SANDPOINT, Idaho — A 17-year-old boy died Friday after being on life support following a tragic accident in the Pend Oreille River last Tuesday.

Isaac Grasser was swimming when he began to experience difficulties staying afloat, according to the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said his mother jumped in the water to try and save him.

“He was so panicked that he was taking them both down,” the Grasser family’s GoFundMe page* says. “She was able to swim to shore for help.”

That’s when 11-year-old Michael Grasser jumped in to try to save his brother.

Bystanders heard the mother crying for help and were able to pull Isaac out of the water and begin CPR.

Drowning victim's brother dies after being removed from life support

The Bonner County Dive Team later located Michael’s body in 6 to 7 feet of water.

Isaac was flown to Kootenai Health where he remained on life support until Friday when he passed away with his family by his side.

Money raised from the GoFundMe page* will help cover expenses for the Grasser family.

*KSL.com does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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