2 little boys ID'd by medical examiner after falling in frozen Palatine pond

Two boys have been pronounced dead after being rescued from an icy pond in Palatine Wednesday afternoon.

At about 3:31 p.m., Palatine police and fire officials responded to the 800 block of West Panorama Drive for a report of a group of juveniles who fell into a pond.

When authorities arrived, they pulled a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old boy from the water.

The boys were taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. 


The 4-year-old was transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. 

The 6-year-old was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was pronounced dead at 3:54 a.m. on Thursday.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 4-year-old as Ro'Siah Brooks and the 6-year-old as Romalice Brooks. 

Palatine police are investigating this incident. 

Another young boy fell through ice in Aurora while play football Wednesday night.