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Autopsy complete on 10 year old who died after swimming at Ideal Beach

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The Elkhart County Coroner has released the cause and manner of death of 10-year-old Jamal Turpin, who died Friday after swimming at Ideal Beach in Elkhart.

Turpin's cause of death was drowning and manner of death was accident.

Friday around 1 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officers responded to Heaton Lake for a water rescue.

A 9-year-old and Turpin were swimming at Ideal Beach when they began to struggle.

A lifeguard pulled the 9-year-old from the water, performed CPR and revived the boy.

Turpin was pulled from the water after lifeguards formed a human chain and located him underwater.

Both boys were taken to Elkhart General Hospital.

Turpin was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 9-year-old is in fair condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

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