- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) - A teenager has drowned while swimming in a Georgetown pond.

Authorities on Sunday identified the victim as 17-year-old Lawrence resident Dewel Ortiz.

Police responded to Pentucket Pond near the American Legion Park just before 3 p.m. Saturday for a report of a missing swimmer. Rescue crews pulled Ortiz’s body from about 15 feet of water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear whether a lifeguard was on duty at the time.

The investigation into the drowning is ongoing.


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