UPDATE: Officials confirmed Sunday night that the 15-year-old boy died.


BRICK — A 15-year-old boy was pulled out of the water from an Ocean County lagoon, after he went under and didn't resurface on his own on Saturday.

Brick police Sgt. James Kelly said the teen was with several friends who were swimming and jumping into the water from a backyard on Toronto Drive in the Seawood Harbor development. After about five minutes one of the friends noticed the teen was not with the group and they began to look for him, according to Kelly.

The owner of the home dove into the lagoon several times before locating the boy and brought him onto a boat where he and several other adults began to administer CPR before first responders arrived, Kelly said. The boy remained unconscious and unresponsive at the scene.

He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center via ambulance, Kelly said. The teen's condition was not known as of late Sunday morning.

Much of the neighborhood has a network of miles of manmade lagoons, as built on former wetlands or marshes, according to a 2018 neighborhood plan issued by Brick Township.

Mark Anthony contributed to this report

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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