Boy, 14, drowns in Credit River in Halton Hills

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Halton Police were on the scene at the Credit River near MacNab Park in Norval after hearing reports of teenage boy drowning. (Submitted by Jeremy Cohn - image credit)
Halton Police were on the scene at the Credit River near MacNab Park in Norval after hearing reports of teenage boy drowning. (Submitted by Jeremy Cohn - image credit)

A 14-year-old boy from Brampton drowned in Halton Hills Friday evening, police say.

The Halton Regional Police Service received a report of a possible drowning in Norval at around 5 p.m. Officers arrived at the Credit River near Adamson Street North, north of Noble Road, near MacNab Park to investigate the scene.

Police said a teen was swimming with friends at the time of the incident. While witnesses and friends performed life saving measures, police say, paramedics were able to rush the boy to a nearby hospital, but he died shortly after.

Witnesses reported to police that a group of youths, including the deceased teen, where jumping off the Adamson Street Nort bridge before the boy drowned. Police have notified the teen's next of kin.

Residents were asked to avoid the area during the ongoing investigation. Police are not releasing the youth's name or identifying information at the time.

Halton police are asking anyone with information to contact 11 Division at 905-825-4777.

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