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Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Page updated at 04:30 a.m.

16-year-old boy drowns at Lake Tapps

The Associated Press

A 16-year-old boy drowned Thursday afternoon while swimming in Lake Tapps with friends and family at Allen York Park.

Police say he was under water about 5 minutes before he was rescued. Bystanders performed CPR until medics arrived. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.

KOMO-TV reports ( he was a sophomore at Bonney Lake High School and a football player.

Thursday was the last day of classes at the school, but the Sumner School District says the school will be open Friday to offer counseling for grieving students.


Information from: KOMO-AM,

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