16-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Framingham Pond After Using Rope Swing

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 16-year-old boy died in Framingham on Wednesday night after being pulled from a local pond.

According to WBZ-TV, the boy -- whose identity is not being released -- was using a rope swing with a friend at Learned Pond when he did not resurface.

Police were called to the scene at 6 p.m. -- where they quickly found the teenager and began performing CPR on him.

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He was then rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Deputy Police Chief Sean Riley told WBZ-TV that incidents like this one are "traumatic" and happen too often.

"A lot of us have kids this age. So you pull someone who could be your kid out of the water and do CPR on them, and it’s unsuccessful, it’s troubling,” Riley said.

The Department of Public Works plans to remove the rope swing on Thursday to prevent future incidents.

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