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Vigil Held for Gary Boys

A vigil was held in Hobart Wednesday, where authorities say two young Gary brothers drowned in an area of water on property southwest of the Interstate 65/Ridge Road interchange. The Lake County Coroners office says 9-year-old Donel Smith and 8-year-old Terrion Smith, who lived in Glen Park about a-half-mile away, were pronounced dead Saturday at a local hospital. Hobart Police say officers had to swim to depths greater than twelve feet to retrieve the boys, who were at the bottom and unresponsive. Hobart Police continue to investigate. Visitation has been scheduled for July 3rd at Manuel Memorial Funeral Home in Gary, and church service and burial July 5th.  A local teacher has set up a fund through Chase Bank for donations toward funeral expenses.


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