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CT Teen Drowns At State Park

Rocky Neck State Park.
Rocky Neck State Park. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Connecticut teen drowned at a state park over the weekend while swimming with friends.

The incident took place around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 in New London County at the Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, said Will Healey, of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

According to Healey, a 19-year-old male was swimming at the beach park when he went underwater and did not resurface.

 The teen was from a group home and was pulled from the water by another group home member, Healey said.

 It was estimated the teen was underwater for several minutes. 

CPR was performed by a Good Samaritan. Additional lifesaving efforts were administered once EMS arrived on the scene.

The victim was transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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