Hialeah Teen Drowns After Daredevil Jump into Lake
Rescue workers pulled the lifeless body of a 15-year-old boy from a lake in Hialeah today after the young boy attempted to jump into the lake from a bridge. Resuscitation efforts proved ineffective, and the boy was pronounced dead at Palmetto General Hospital.
Someone called police after the saw several teens jumping from a bridge at McDonald Park at 7505 W 12th Street at about 11 a.m. this morning. When police arrived several of the teens scattered, but one of the boys was unaccounted for according to a witness.
Divers searched for the boy, but do not know how long he may have been underwater before they found his body.
According to police, the boy had been suspended from school, and that was not why he was in class.
The lake is fenced off from swimmers, and there's a $100 fine for jumping off a pedestrian bridge which crosses over the water.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Bill Advances That Would Ban Red Light Cameras in Florida
Fri., Feb. 12, 7:30pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 6:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 7:30pm
- Facebook Killer Derek Medina Gets Life in Prison, Vows to Sue Entire World
- Marco Rubio's Friend Didn't Know About Gay Porn House, Site's Owner Says