MADERA COUNTY, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died after he was rescued from the water at Millerton Lake on Saturday, according to California State Parks.
At 12:45 p.m., park rangers say they received a report that the teen had disappeared into the water as he was swimming on the Madera County side of the lake.
Rangers searched the lake for the teen until he was pulled from the water at 1:45 p.m. by a state park lifeguard.
First responders began performing CPR on the boy before he was flown by helicopter to Valley Children’s Hospital.
An hour later, rangers say the teen passed away at the hospital.
Authorities first identified the boy as 13-years-old, but have since clarified he was 15.