Dunstable

Teenage Boy Dies After Being Pulled From Mass. Pond

A 15-year-old boy who was pulled from a conservation pond in Dunstable has died

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A 15-year-old boy who was pulled from a Massachusetts pond nearly two hours after first responders starting searching for him has died.

The boy was found in the water of a conservation pond about 6 p.m. Friday and taken to the hospital, Dunstable police Chief James Dow said in a statement. Dow later confirmed the boy had been pronounced dead.

Dunstable police and firefighters, as well as divers, arrived at the pond, which is near Main Street, about 4:15 p.m., police said. They immediately began searching for the missing boy.

Dow said police had been told he'd been swimming with friends, who lost sight of him when he became distressed.

The boy was not publicly identified Friday night.

The pond is located in the woods, and has a few small islands in the middle. Neighbors say it is remote.

The town is located along Massachusetts' border with New Hampshire.

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