Boy, 16, drowns at Michigan lake - WNEM TV 5

Boy, 16, drowns at Michigan lake

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Source: WXYZ Source: WXYZ
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

A 16-year-old boy has drowned at an Oakland County lake.

It happened about 7:20 p.m. Sunday on Clear Lake, near the 700 block of Maloney Drive.

Investigators said the 16-year-old boy was swimming with friends when he began to struggle in the water approximately 50 feet from shore.

Sgt. Dale Brown said the boy couldn't reach a floating swimming platform. He went under and never resurfaced.

Diver’s recovered the teen’s body in approximately 25 feet of water.

He was removed from the water and CPR was started. Paramedics transferred him to McLaren Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the name of the teen, however our affiliates at WXYZ report family members have identified the boy as Lafrance Marshall. A GoFundMe account has been made to help pay for his funeral expenses. 

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