Family plans to sue in death of Minn. boy

7:53 AM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
Jack Ariola Erenberg in family photo
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The family of a 9-year-old boy who died from a rare infection after swimming in Lily Lake in Stillwater plans to sue the city, county and state for $1.5 million.

Jack Ariola Erenberg contracted the form of meningitis and died Aug. 6.

He's the second child to contract it after swimming in Lily Lake.

Attorney Roger Strassburg tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the wrongful-death lawsuit will be filed soon in Washington County. A hearing is set for Dec. 21.

As part of their claim, the family wants the city to post signs on all swimming facilities like Lily Lake warning of them of the amoeba that caused Jack's death.

Mayor Ken Harycki says the city has turned the notice of claim over to its attorneys.

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