Body of 15-year-old found after he disappeared while swimming on the Cape

Body of 15-year-old found after he disappeared while swimming on the Cape
Local and State Police found the body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing while swimming with friends at Bass River on the Cape.

DENNIS, Mass. — The body of a 15-year-old male was found after officials said he went missing while swimming on the Cape Saturday night.

Dennis, Yarmouth and State Police actively searched for the teen after getting a call that he was missing at 7:46 p.m.

He reportedly disappeared while swimming with five friends in the Bass River, according to Dennis Police Lt. Peter Benson and State Police.

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He was reportedly swimming to a nearby buoy when he disappeared, Dennis Police said. One of those friends swam out to the boy, but was unable to hold him up before he reportedly went under.

Officials searched the water near the Highbank Road Bridge, which Yarmouth Police closed during its search. The Coast Guard and harbormaster also assisted.

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