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Boy Drowns in Massachusetts Reservoir

Authorities learned just before 2 p.m. that the 13-year-old swimmer was in distress at Walden Pond

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    A boy was pulled from a pond Sunday afternoon in Saugus, Massachusetts. (Published Sunday, June 19, 2016)

    UPDATE: Essex district attorney's office says the 13-year-old boy who drowned Sunday afternoon in Walden Pond has been identified as Jose Angel Capellan Rodriguez of Lynn.

    Earlier story below:

    A boy has died after being pulled from a reservoir Sunday afternoon on the Saugus-Lynn line in Massachusetts.

    Authorities learned just before 2 p.m. that the 13-year-old swimmer was in distress at Walden Pond, a reservoir in the Lynn Woods Reservation.

    Police and fire crews from Saugus and Lynn responded to search the water and the land around it.

    According to police, Saugus Fire crews advised just after 2:30 p.m. that the boy had been found.

    Crews immediately began attempting to resuscitate the teen. He was taken to Union Hospital.

    The Essex County District Attorney's Office announced around 5 p.m. that the victim had passed away.

    Foul play is not suspected.

    A sign by the water forbids swimming, informing people that it is a public drinking water supply. Police have tried to crack down on the problem by limiting parking. However, neighbors say teens regularly ignore the signs and swim anyway.


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