9-year-old drowns after going under water while playing at California lake, cops say

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A 9-year-old boy drowned in Lake Elsinore after struggling to swim while playing with other children near docks, California sheriff’s officials reported.

A bystander helped another child who also began to struggle in the water to shore, but the 9-year-old went under and did not resurface at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, June 26, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Onlookers searched for the boy near Launch Pointe Beach but could not find him, sheriff’s officials said.

A sheriff’s dive team found his body about 2:30 p.m., the release said. His name has not been released as of June 27.

Lake Elsinore is located southeast of Riverside and east of Los Angeles.

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