17-year-old boy drowns near Pleasure Pier in Galveston, beach patrol says

The Galveston Island Beach Patrol said the teen was pulled from the water about 30 minutes after he went into distress. He was pronounced dead about an hour later.

17-year-old boy drowns near Pleasure Pier in Galveston, beach patrol says

GALVESTON, Texas — A 17-year-old boy drowned in Galveston on Friday.

According to the Galveston Island Beach Patrol, the teen was swimming near Pleasure Pier around 3 p.m. when friends told a lifeguard he couldn't get back in.

Responding rescue crews searched the water with swimmers and also with a Jet Ski. They found the teen about 30 minutes later and pulled him to shore while performing CPR.

He was immediately put into a waiting ambulance and rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Officials said red flag warnings were out for the beach on Friday and the water was rough.

According to authorities, the teen is the fifth drowning victim since Memorial Day weekend.

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