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Teen Drowns in Erie Canal in Newark

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Authorities are investigating a suspected drowning that occurred on June 24 in the Erie Canal in Newark.

Witnesses reported seeing a teenage boy enter the canal from a guardrail on the North Main Street bridge around 8:08 p.m. A passerby attempted to rescue the boy but was unable to find him. Emergency responders from the Newark Fire Department, Newark Ambulance, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and Newark Police Department arrived on the scene.

The boy was found deceased in the water at approximately 9:06 p.m. His identity was confirmed by next of kin. The investigation continues, but foul play is not suspected.

Credit: 13WHAM-TV