A Waukesha teenager drowned Tuesday, June 14, in Little Newton Lake in the town of Stephenson while on a youth group trip there.
According to a news release from the Marinette County Sheriff's Office, Fabricio Aparicio, 14, was pronounced dead at Bay Area Medical Center after a rescue team pulled his body from the water that afternoon.
Fabricio was on a youth ministry retreat in Stephenson, according to the release. Police and rescue units rushed to the scene around 3:35 p.m. after a chaperone noticed Fabricio was missing.
The retreat was apparently organized through Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., which shared its condolences with the Aparicio family, including in a Facebook post.
'We pray for the Aparicio family. We pray for all the students and Ascension family present on the retreat,' the post read. 'Comfort us, O God. Our hearts are broken.'
According to his online obituary, Fabricio had two siblings, a brother and a sister.
Friends Peggy and Tyler Thrasher, of Waukesha, wrote in an online memorial that 'Fabricio will live on in our hearts forever. He was an angel here on earth as he surely is now in heaven.'