16-Year-Old Boy Drowns at Bear Mountain State Park

A 16-year-old boy drowned in Hessian Lake in Bear Mountain State Park yesterday during a school outing.

State Parks Department Spokesman Dan Keefe confirmed the boy’s death saying that witnesses saw the boy diving off a rock into the lake, but would not provide information about the events leading up to the incident.

Authorities arrived at the scene at about 3 pm. The teen was recovered by a member of the Thiells Fire Department Dive Team and pronounced dead by paramedics minuets later.

The boy, whose name was not released was on a class trip with the Brooklyn International High School.

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