NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A 16-year-old Rhode Island boy has apparently drowned while on a family outing at a Massachusetts pond.
Authorities say the teen’s body was recovered from Whiting’s Pond in North Attleborough on Sunday afternoon.
The Bristol district attorney’s office on Monday’s identified him as Jonathan Lozada. Fire Chief Michael Brousseau says he was from Providence, Rhode Island.
Rescue crews including dive teams responded to the pond at about 4:30 p.m. when the victim was seen flailing his arms and sinking from sight. The body was recovered about 30 feet from the beach. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brousseau says the search was made difficult by the pond’s silty waters.
The boy’s death was at least the ninth apparent drowning in the state since late June.