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Weymouth man drowns off Merrimack River beach; foul play not suspected

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan's office said the Weymouth resident drowned while swimming off Rynne Beach in Lowell.

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A 21-year-old man drowned at a beach on the Merrimack River in Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon, prosecutors said.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office said the Weymouth resident drowned while swimming off Rynne Beach in Lowell.

Emergency officials responded to a report of a male swimmer that had gone missing, the office said. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was found at about 4:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ryan’s office said the incident remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.

The area where the man drowned is a popular swimming spot, but warning signs note there are no lifeguards on duty.

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