Teen Dead After Swim in WSSC Reservoir

Tuesday, May 28, 2013  |  Updated 1:42 PM EDT
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A teenager drowned at a recreation area in Laurel.  Rescuers searched Scott's Cove to find him as residents also showed up to help. News 4's Jackie Bensen has details.

NBC10.com - Jackie Bensen

A teenager drowned at a recreation area in Laurel. Rescuers searched Scott's Cove to find him as residents also showed up to help. News 4's Jackie Bensen has details.

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The body of a 15-year-old boy who went swimming at Scott's Cove in North Laurel, Md., Monday afternoon was pulled out of the water several hours later.

The boy had gone for a swim at the cove in the 11000 block of Henderson Road about 4 p.m. Witnesses said they heard him yelling for help and called 911.

Authorities from Howard, Prince George's and Montgomery counties coordinated the search and investigation, which included a dive team, three boats and a K-9 unit.

The boy was pulled from the water and pronounced dead at the scene around 7 p.m.

Scott's Cove is part of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's Rocky Gorge Reservoir waterway. On Tuesday, WSSC said it will step up patrols of the reservoir. Although swimming isn't permitted there, WSSC admits it's been difficult to enforce the rule.

The water temperature was about 50 degrees Monday.

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