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MCSO: Boy dead after being pulled out of Lake Pleasant

Mar 22, 2019, 9:23 PM | Updated: Mar 24, 2019, 12:05 pm
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PHOENIX — A 16-year-old boy has died at the hospital Friday night after being pulled out of Lake Pleasant earlier that afternoon.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was in critical condition after going under the water while swimming near the Desert Tortoise Campground at Lake Pleasant.

Two bystanders helped pull the boy from the water where he was transported to a nearby hospital, according to authorities.

MCSO later said in a tweet the boy passed away at the hospital.

The boy’s identity has yet to be released.

No further details were immediately available.

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MCSO: Boy dead after being pulled out of Lake Pleasant