Michigan State police from the nearby Paw Paw post were called to the Greenwoods Camp for Boys in Decatur, Michigan just after 10 p.m. Wednesday for missing camper, Jacob Waxberg, 15, who counselors feared may have drowned.
Jacob Waxberg was unconscious and unresponsive when taken by ambulance to Bronson Lakeview Hospital in Paw Paw, where he was pronounced dead.
still dont believe it, school without ur smile seems impossible. rest in peace
— Itai Gerchikov
Rest in peace Jacob. I only met you a couple times at camp, but you were always nice and a great guy.
— Steve Markowski
Jacob, you were in my math class last year and you were an amazing person, you were so nice and I’ll miss you. Rest in peace, you and your family are in my prayers.
— Grace Biasco
One of the funniest kids I ever met… words won’t ever describe how much you will be missed. Have a good time up there. Always be remembered to me and everyone else. You were one of the best. Love you kid. Rest in peace.
— Matt Heller
R.I.P. i remember all of the laughs and talks we’ve had i will never forget them. you were always there to cheer me up and help out, thank you so much for everything you have ever done. you were such an outgoing and amazing person. Love you.
— Hayley Dorfman
you always had a smile in the hallways and were a great kid
.. Im so sorry that it ended the way it did but just know you have thousands of friends who cared about you.. RIP buddy
According to camp officials, about 15 campers were swimming to escape the heat Wednesday night when Jacob Waxberg appeared distressed before descending in 10 to 12 feet of water.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
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