Two Boys Identified After Drowning In Brockton Lake

BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police have identified two young boys drowned after being pulled from a Brockton lake Saturday night.

Emergency crews first got the call that the boys might be in distress at around 7:30 P.M.

Plymouth County D.A. Tim Cruz said the boys were Rafael Andrande, aged 13 and Tiago Depina, 12. Andrande was pulled from Waldo Lake in the city's D.W. Field Park at around 9:00 P.M, and Depina was pulled form the lake about half an hour later.

Both were rushed to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton where they were pronounced dead, the D.A. said.

"These are the kind of calls that you never want to have to respond to," Brockton Fire Chief Stephen McLean told WBZ-TV.

The D.A. said it appeared the two boys were skipping rocks when one of the boys fell off a steep drop-off and the other attempted to save him. The boys were cousins, and neither knew how to swim, according to the D.A.

A third, 11-year old boy was also pulled from the water and survived after being rushed to a hospital, but his condition is not currently known, according to the Associated Press. Family members and others made several rescue attempts that failed.

The boys were found in about 10 feet of water.

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