GROTON (CBS) — A 17-year-old boy drowned in the Squannacook River on Wednesday afternoon.
According to investigators a group of five friends were jumping in the river using a rope swing. When they attempted to cross the river, one of the teens went underwater and didn’t resurface. Due to recent rains, the river level was high and the current was strong.READ MORE: 7-Month-Old With Rare Genetic Condition Sent Home From Hospital For The First Time Since Being Born
Groton firefighters found the teen after he had been in the water for a little more than an hour. They transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Market Basket Worker Hoping To Spread Kindness Helps Veteran Pay For Groceries
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