Chesterton boy who reportedly fell from a trampoline on Friday in the 1000
block of Woodlawn Ave. has died, the Chesterton Police Department said.
The child was
identified as Bentley Mihal.
Det. Sgt. Chunk
Rinker told the Chesterton Tribune after deadline on Tuesday that
Bentley died Sunday afternoon at University of Chicago Medicine Comer’s
Children Hospital, where he’d been airlifted after Chesterton EMS initially
transported him to Porter Regional Hospital.
An autopsy was
conducted on Tuesday, Rinker said.
police, at 9:13 a.m. the CPD and CFD responded to the scene “for report of a
2-year-old that fell off a trampoline and was not breathing.”
Police Chief Dave
Cincoski told the Tribune today that an investigation is being
conducted by his detectives--and in conjunction with the Porter County
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Indiana Department of Child Services--as
is routine in the case of a child’s death under such circumstances.
Cincoski said that
the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet officially determined
the cause of death.