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Teenage boy dies in accidental drowning: Brantford police

Brantford police say the teen's death was an accidental drowning.
Brantford police say the teen's death was an accidental drowning. Don Mitchell / Global News

A 16-year-old boy is dead after what Brantford police are calling an accidental drowning.

Police say they were called to the Grand River on Sunday night after the boy entered the river with some friends and did not resurface.

Investigators say the teen became separated from his friends at one point and disappeared in an area of the river near Oakhill Drive.

The canine unit and emergency response team were brought in around 9:30 p.m., and according to police, a drone was used to locate the teenager early on Monday morning.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The victim’s name has not been released.

Police are reminding residents of the importance of water safety to help prevent injuries or drowning.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident is being asked to call Det. Matt Roberts at 519-756-7050, ext. 2273.