Police investigating after teens found unresponsive at McNaughton Park

Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 8:37 PM EDT
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ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - The Elkhart Homicide Unit is investigating after two teens were found unresponsive at McNaughton Park on Tuesday.

Police responded to a 911 call by the river at McNaughton Park around 4 p.m. First responders found two unresponsive 16-year-old boys. Narcan was administered, and both teens were taken to the hospital.

One teen was revived and the second was pronounced dead. Their identities have not been released at this time.

There are still a lot of questions surrounding what led to these two teens being found unresponsive. The Elkhart County Homicide Unit didn’t issue any official updates Wednesday, and the Elkhart Parks & Recreation department was unable to comment Wednesday.

The toxicology report for the teen who died will likely be unavailable for one or two months.

Parkgoers reacted after hearing what happened Tuesday afternoon.

“I’ve been coming to this park for a couple years now, and I haven’t seen or witnessed or heard anything like that,” says Moises Maciel. “Even I’m surprised at the moment.”

Anyone with information should call the Elkhart County Homicide Unit at 574-295-2825.