By CBS3 Staff


BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – A 15-year-old boy has died after a drowning incident in a Brick Township lagoon, officials say. Police were called to 58 Toronto Drive around 6 p.m. on Saturday for reports of an unconscious person.

Police say the boy had been swimming in a lagoon behind a house with several friends when he jumped into the water and did not resurface for five minutes.

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After several dives into the water, the owner of the house found the boy toward the bottom of the lagoon and pulled him into a nearby boat to attempt to revive him. When paramedics arrived they continued life-saving efforts.

The boy was rushed to the hospital, where officials say he later died.