13-Year-Old Boy Drowns At Saugus Pond

The Essex district attorney's office says state police are investigating the drowning death of a 13-year-old Lynn boy in a Saugus pond where swimming is barred.

Rescue crews from Lynn and Saugus received a call for a swimmer in distress in the Lynn Woods Reservation around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The boy was pulled from the water around 2:30 p.m. The DA's office says he had been swimming in the body of water known as Walden Pond with a group of friends when he reportedly started having trouble swimming.

The boy was brought to Lynn Union Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The DA's office says no foul play is suspected. His name has not been released.

This article was originally published on June 19, 2016.


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