13-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Pulled From Worcester Pond - NECN
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

13-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Pulled From Worcester Pond

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Teen Boy Drowns in Worcester Pond

    Police say a 13-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a pond in Worcester, Massachusetts on Wednesday night.

    (Published Thursday, July 5, 2018)

    A 13-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a pond in Worcester, Massachusetts on Wednesday night, according to police.

    Worcester police said they were called to Bell Pond at 8:09 p.m. for a report of a distressed swimmer. Upon arrival, an officer observed several people on the beach yelling that there was a boy missing in the water. Several people were already in the water searching for the missing boy.

    The officer entered the water and formed a water line search with others at the scene but they were unable to locate the boy. A Worcester Fire scuba team arrived and located the boy in under four minutes in about 12 feet of water, 69 feet from shore. Police estimate that he had been underwater for about 15 minutes.

    Life support measures were performed, and the boy was rushed to nearby UMass Memorial Medical Center. A pulse was restored and the boy began to breathe, but police said they were later informed that the boy had died around 2:50 a.m.

    White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race

    [NATL] White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race

    Some Leavenworth County, Kansas, officials are calling for Commissioner Louis Klemp's resignation after he insulted a black woman who had just presented a land-use study to the commission. "I don't want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don't you forget that," Klemp said. 

    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)

    The teen's name has not been released pending the notification of family.

    Police said there were four lifeguards working at the beach during the day, but their shifts ended their shift at 7 p.m.

    Before they left, police said the lifeguards posted signs saying that the beach was closed for the remainder of the day. In addition to posting the signs, the lifeguards made sure everyone was out of the water and explained that the beach was closed.

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android