Essex DA Identifies 13-Year-Old Boy Who Drowned In Saugus Pond

The Essex district attorney's office on Monday identified the Lynn boy who drowned Sunday at a Saugus pond as 13-year-old Jose Angel Capellan Rodriguez.

Police received a report of a swimmer in distress in the reservoir known as Walden Pond at the Lynn Woods Reservation just before 2 p.m.

The DA's office said Rodriguez had been in the water with a group of friends and was having difficulty swimming.

Emergency personnel located the boy around 2:30 p.m. Sunday and tried to resuscitate him. He was taken to Lynn Union Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The body of water is known as Walden Pond, though it is not the one in Concord made famous by author Henry David Thoreau.

No foul play is suspected.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom


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