Rocky Neck State Park

Teen Drowns at Rocky Neck State Park

NBC Connecticut

A 19-year-old man drowned at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic Saturday evening, according to EnCon Police.

Officials with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they responded to the park, along with local police and emergency crews.

DEEP officials said the man was from a group home and was pulled from the water by another group home member. CPR was performed by a good Samaritan CNA at the scene, police said.

Authorities said the teen was transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Officials believe the man was under water for several minutes.

The incident is under investigation.

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