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Town mourns death of teenager in possible drowning

June 5, 2019

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in the town of Clinton are investigating the death of a teenager as a possible drowning.

Authorities say the boy was found unresponsive Tuesday afternoon in an area known as Blueberry Island, a land mass on South Meadow Pond.

Police and firefighters needed a boat to reach the boy, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

In a message to the community, School Superintendent Steven Meyer identified the teen as Rafael Perez, a freshman at Clinton High School.

Meyer said additional staff would be on hand at the school on Wednesday to support grieving students.

The death remains under investigation.

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