Published: Feb 24, 2014 10:46 AM EST
Updated: Feb 24, 2014 8:37 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A 12-year-old Cape Coral boy is dead after falling into a canal Saturday.

The Cape Fire Department said Adam Strongin was pulled out by his brother and bystanders. They quickly began CPR and witnesses said resuscitation efforts continued when firefighters arrived. Police say Strongin died at the hospital.

Grief counselors were on hand at Gulf Middle School today, according to the Lee County School District. Meantime, teachers tell WINK News they are remembering Strongin as a kid with a big personality, who loved the outdoors, fishing and reading.

Here is our story with some of those teachers: