MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – A teenager was rushed to the hospital Thursday evening after going beneath the water for several minutes at Creve Coeur Lake, but ultimately died from his injuries.
According to Captain Robert Daus, Maryland Heights Fire Protection District, first responders from the Maryland Heights, Pattonville, and Metro West districts were called for a water rescue just after 7 p.m.
Daus said a 14-year-old boy was swimming just off the shore and went under.
Witnesses said the teen appeared to be with a group of family members when they shouted out for help.
Rescuers located the boy and took him to a hospital.
First responders say to always have a flotation device if you are headed out to a body of water.
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