BEDOFRd, N.H. (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire confirmed Wednesday that the teen who drowned in Sebbins Pond in Bedford, New Hampshire, on Sunday was his 15-year-old nephew Charlie.
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On Sunday we tragically a lost my nephew Charlie. There are no words to describe the magnitude of the loss of this amazing 15 year old or what he meant to all who knew and loved him. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/67E5DnDHeqREAD MORE: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Trains Crash In Boston
— Chris Pappas (@ChrisPappasNH) June 23, 2021
The 15-year-old was using a rope swing when he landed in the water, resurfaced briefly, then went under again while playing with a group of friends. Officers responded to the area around 7 p.m. The teen was found at 9 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.
On Twitter, Pappas remembered Charlie as “super smart,” loving and interested in politics.MORE NEWS: 'People Were Thrown On The Floor': 25 Injured After Green Line Trains Crash In Boston
“Charlie dazzled us in infinite ways. He challenged us and taught us so much, he made us laugh and brought those around him closer together. He will forever be in our hearts,” Pappas wrote. “We will cherish every moment of the 15 years he graced this earth. May his memory truly be eternal.”