GoFundMe to benefit family of 14-year-old who died after being pulled, unresponsive, from the water at Menomonee Park

A 14-year-old died at a local hospital after citizens jumped in and rescued him while he was swimming at Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls.
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Aries Jones, 14, will be remembered as a "wonderful son" and "a great kid," his family wrote on his GoFundMe page. He died at a local hospital after being pulled from the water at Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls on July 28 without responding.
Bystanders performed CPR until emergency responders took over. According to a press release from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office, Aries regained a pulse and was rushed to a nearby hospital by Flight for Life.
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He died on Monday, August 1, according to the Waukesha County Medical Examiner's Office. The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the Waukesha County Medical Examiner's Office.
GoFundMe is asking for donations to help cover the cost of Aries' funeral and to support his immediate family - his two siblings and his mother - with other expenses.
"We are devastated by Aries' death and want to give our hero the farewell he deserves to honor and say our final goodbyes," the GoFundMe page said.
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"Our beloved 14-year-old nephew, Aries Jones, was a wonderful son, a great kid and a true superhero," wrote Aries' aunt Anteela Beard, who set up the page. The fundraising goal is set at $7,500; as of August 9, $4,706 had been raised. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com//f/mfysk-sending-off-a-hero.
One person who was on site but asked not to be identified for this story said the people who dived in to pull Aries out of the water were "amazing" and "a bunch of good people doing the right thing." do".
"The Sheriff's Office would like to thank local citizens for taking action to retrieve the youth from the water and provide life support," said Lt. Sheriff's Nicholas Ollinger in the press release.
According to the GoFundMe page, a memorial service is planned.
Menomonee Park entered its first year without a lifeguard this summer, according to Emily Holler, a Waukesha County public communications coordinator. Due to a lifeguard shortage, six county parks with beaches will operate without lifeguards this summer.
Cathy Kozlowicz can be reached at 262-361-9132 or cathy.kozlowicz@jrn.com. Follow her on Twitter at @kozlowicz_cathy.
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This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: GoFundMe set for teens who died after being rescued in Menomonee Park

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