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Teen pulled from Lake Mich. dies

WZZM-TV • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Police said Jose Moreno Jr., a senior at West Ottawa High School who was to graduate next week, died later Wednesday night after resuscitation efforts failed to revive him.

Emergency crews were called to the Holland State Park beach at 6:20 p.m. following the report of a person in the water. Witnesses said the boy, who was wearing jeans and a T-shirt, jumped off the north pier along with a female friend. Witnesses said the girl managed to get out of the water, but the boy did not.

Sgt. Cal Keuning of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said dive teams used a sonar-equipped robot to find Moreno after nearly two hours of searching for him. That long search was followed by more than an hour and a half of CPR.

Moreno was taken to Holland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday.

So far this year, there have been 10 drownings in Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project says there were 24 drownings in Lake Michigan last year.

— From WZZM-TV and Grand Haven Tribune reports

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