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Condition of Teen Rescued From Bottom of Brick Lagoon Unknown

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Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)
Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police say the 15-year-old boy who suffered a drowning while swimming in a lagoon with friends remains at a hospital, but his condition is not currently known.

At approximately 6 p.m.  Saturday night, officers were dispatched to 58 Toronto Drive, with a caller reporting a teen who was unconscious and unresponsive, said Sgt. Jim Kelly.

According to Kelly, the boy had been swimming in the lagoon to the rear of the residence with several friends. As the group was swimming and jumping into the water, the victim apparently went under and did not resurface. After approximately five minutes, someone noticed that the he was not with the group and several people began searching for him, Kelly said.

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The homeowner located the boy toward the bottom after several dives into the lagoon and pulled him out into a nearby boat where they attempted to revive him. Police, EMTs and Paramedics arrived on scene and continued life-saving efforts.

The juvenile was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center via ambulance. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the response.

“At this time we have no update on the juvenile’s condition,” Kelly said.