- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say a teenager has drowned in the Westfield River in western Massachusetts.

Westfield police say the 14-year-old Chicopee boy was swimming with friends Sunday afternoon near the Great River Bridge when he went under the water.

The Westfield Fire Department, Westfield police and state police responded to the scene where the teen was last seen.

Westfield Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Hart says firefighters searched in a boat while a state police helicopter flew overhead.

Rescuers found the boy about 20 to 30 minutes later and rushed him to Baystate Noble Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was identified Monday as David Shovgan.


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