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Firefighters Recover Body of Missing Swimmer, 17, in Upper Mystic Lakes

Massachusetts State Police patrols, specialized units, and detectives along with our local public safety partners and Massachusetts Environmental Police responded to Shannon Beach in Winchester in the Upper Mystic Lakes earlier this evening to search for a missing 17-year-old male swimmer. The teen’s body was recovered a short time ago by personnel from the Stoneham Fire Department. Winchester Fire Department personnel also assisted at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was with a group swimming approximately 100 yards offshore outside the swim zone.  At some point fellow swimmers realized he was no longer at the surface. The victim’s body was recovered in about six feet of water near the place he was last seen.

The investigation into the death is ongoing and being led by the State Police Detective Unit for MIddlesex County. Updates to follow when appropriate.



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