Police: 17-year-old boy drowned in Lake Quinsigamond

WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) – A teenager drowned in a Worcester lake, Sunday evening. Police say he was swimming in Lake Quinsigamond before he disappeared under the water.

Shaky cell phone video captured the chaotic scene at Quinsigamond State Park as fire crews jumped into action to rescue the 17-year-old boy. The teenager jumped into the water at the beach and never came back to the surface.

Witnesses tell 7News that rescuers, including a dive team, tried to save the him.

They searched for more than 30 minutes before pulling the boy’s body from the water. The Worcester Fire Department said he was transported UMass Medical Center.

The circumstances surrounding the drowning remain under investigation.

Officials have not yet identified the victim.

This is a developing story; stay with 7News for the latest details. 

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