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Eau Claire police investigate teen drowning
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Police in Eau Claire are still investigating an apparent accidental drowning that killed a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.

Authorities in Eau Claire are still investigating an apparent accidental drowning over the weekend.

Police said 15-year-old Divontae Swearegene, 15, Eau Claire, was wading to shore with a group of young people on the Chippewa River when he slipped and went under.

Investigators said there were slippery rocks in that spot, along with a strong current.

Rescuers searched for about an hour before finding Divontae.

He died later at a hospital. The incident occurred on Saturday.

Police do not believe foul play, drugs, or alcohol was involved.

news@piercecountyherald.com
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