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MCSO: Teen boy dies after being pulled from water at Lake Pleasant

Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 00:00:31-04

LAKE PLEASANT, AZ — A 16-year-old boy died at the hospital Friday evening after being pulled out of Lake Pleasant earlier in the day.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he went under the water while swimming at Lake Pleasant. In an evening update, MCSO said the boy had passed away at the hospital.

Two bystanders helped pull the teen out of the water, MCSO spokesperson Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said in a tweet. The boy was there swimming with friends, he said.

A spokesperson for the Peoria Fire-Medical Department said CPR was performed after the boy was pulled out of the water.

The incident happened near S. Park Road and Desert Tortoise Road, near the campground of the same name.

No further details were immediately available.

The boy's identity has not yet been released.