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UPDATE: Teenage swimmer drowns in park pond

UPDATE (WZZM)-- Wyoming police say the victim is Douglas Payne, 17, who attended Godwin Heights High School.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-A teenage swimmer who went under in a Wyoming park pond has drowned.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was with his teenage brother and another teenager at Battjes Park when officers believe he encountered a steep drop off in the water and slipped under.

Officers were called to the park at 11:39 a.m. The first officer to arrive searched the water, but couldn't find the boy. Police called in Georgetown Township rescuers around 12:40 p.m., which located and pulled the boy from the water. However, the teenager died at the scene.

Police are withholding the 17-year-old's name while they contact the rest of his family.


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