A 3-year-old Waterloo boy, who had been in a coma since being pulled from a lake near his hometown, has died.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports Aspen Seemann has died at Children’s Hospital in Omaha.
Aspen was taken to the hospital Saturday, where he was listed as in very critical condition.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were sent to assist the Waterloo Fire Department with a water rescue at West Shores Lake Saturday afternoon. Aspen Seemann had been pulled from the lake. Resuscitation efforts began immediately. Waterloo emergency personnel continued the efforts as Aspen was rushed to the hospital.
Aspen is the son of Clint and Lisa Seemann of Waterloo. The family belongs to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, the same church attended by the family of 2-year-old Lane Graves, killed by an alligator June 14th while on vacation in Florida.
A funeral Mass was held Tuesday at St. Patrick for Lane Graves.
The church rallied behind both families. Members, family, and friends set up a Facebook page to support the Seemann family. The page attracted interest from around the world.