Class Trip Ends In Tragedy As Teen Drowns
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A school outing turned tragic Monday when a 16-year-old boy drowned in Bear Mountain State Park’s Hessian Lake. State Parks Department spokesman Dan Keefe confirmed the boy’s death, but provided no information about the events leading up to the incident, The teen was recovered about 8 feet from shore about 3:50 p.m. by a member of the Thiells Fire Department’s dive team.