BRAIDWOOD – A 3-year-old Wilmington girl drowned in Big Shadow Lake last week.
Police Chief Rich Girot said the victim was reported missing from a nearby house about 4:15 p.m. May 14.
“She got out, and by the time they noticed she was gone, she’d made it to the nearby water,” Girot said.
Lunden Chappell was found by her grandfather during the search, and an officer began CPR until the ambulance arrived, Girot said.
She was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee where she was pronounced dead at 5:42 p.m., according to the Kankakee County Coroner’s office.