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Massachusetts State Police: Missing 17-year-old swimmer found dead



A Massachusetts swimmer was found deceased Saturday, according to authorities.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts State Police patrols, specialized units, and detectives along with local public safety partners and Massachusetts Environmental Police, responded to Shannon Beach in Winchester in the Upper Mystic Lakes for a missing male swimmer, approximately age 17, earlier this evening.

The teen’s body was recovered moments ago as of 8:15 p.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates he was with a group swimming approximately 100 yards offshore outside the swim zone. At some point, fellow swimmers realized he was no longer at the surface. The victim’s body was recovered by Stoneham Fire Department divers in about six feet of water near the place he was last seen.

The initial call for the missing swimmer came in at approximately 7:00 p.m.

The scene is now clear.

The investigation into the death is ongoing and being led by the State Police Detective Unit for Middlesex County.

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  1. Fed Up

    July 15, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    Very tragic. Rest in peace , my condolences to his family.

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