- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County fire officials say a 13-year-old boy drowned in the lake at Oregon Ridge.

Fire personnel were called to the lake in Cockeysville about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities say people saw the boy in distress and watched him go under, and lifeguards stationed at the lake’s beach went into the water to search for the youth.

Fire department water rescuers took over the search and recovered the boy’s body shortly after 3 p.m. Police identified him as Dennis Kemp of Laurel.

Authorities say Kemp was with a camping group from Silver Spring. Officials say he was swimming in deeper part of the lake, and everyone must pass a swim test before being allowed in. Fire officials say Kemp had passed the test.

The lake was closed until further notice.


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