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Teen victim in suspected drowning in Sea Breeze Canal

Mortuary services personnel transport the body of a teenage boy who apparently drowned in the Sea Breeze Canal yesterday. DANTE CARRER

Police said a teenage boy reportedly drowned in the Sea Breeze Canal yesterday.

The boy, who appears to be around 13 or 14-years-old, was found submerged in the canal around 3 p.m., Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said.

“When [police] got on the scene, the teenager was still submerged in waters and had to be removed,” she said.

She made a plea to parents to be aware of where their children are.

“Leave your children with responsible adults,” she said.

“We know that the summer is hot [and] kids want to swim. Take them to the beach, don’t send them to the beach. Send them with someone who you know who is responsible and someone who can swim in the event that something happens.”

She added, “You can’t allow your children to be roaming about and you don’t know where they are.”

This is the second boy who died following a suspected drowning on New Providence.