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Maine teen dies after pond rescue
July 03, 2015 21:31 GMT

ROME, Maine (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy who was rescued from a Maine pond and rushed to a hospital in critical condition has died.

The Sun Journal reports ( ) that 16-year-old Jeffrey Pepin of Chesterville would have been entering his senior year at Mount Blue High School in the fall.

Officials say he was swimming with two friends Thursday at Great Pond in Rome and went under as they were trying to swim from a boat back to Crooked Island.

Fire officials say it took between 15 to 20 minutes for his friends to find and get him out of the water. A nearby off-duty nurse performed CPR and he was transported to Maine General Hospital in Augusta.

The Maine Warden Service is investigating the incident.