WILMINGTON (CBS) — A 19-year-old man died after he was pulled from Silver Lake in Wilmington Wednesday evening.
The State Police dive team responded to the lake around 5:30 p.m., joining neighbors in kayaks searching through the water.
Witnesses say the beach and lake were crowded, as many residents flocked to there to beat the heat. One woman told WBZ-TV that an adult man had previously drowned in the lake.
The 19-year-old had been swimming with relatives before he went under and then never resurfaced. When he was found he was rushed to Winchester Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Foul play is not suspected. It is unclear how long he was under the water.
According to the town’s website, Silver Lake and Town Beach are technically closed for the season and swimmers are doing so at their own risk.