Massachusetts

Teenager Drowns in Water Near Worcester Beach

The young man was pulled from the water Sunday evening.

A 17-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in a lake in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Police say they were notified shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday that a teen had gone missing while swimming at Quinsigamond Lake Park and hadn't been seen for 45 minutes. 

A dive team from the Worcester Fire Department was called and found the teen in water that was about 30 feet deep. 

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He was treated at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 8 p.m. 

His identity is not being released until all family members have been notified. 

Police say the teen had been swimming outside the park's designated swimming area. 

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