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UPDATE 4 p.m.: The Racine County Sheriff’s Department identified Amari Donell Griffin-Brewer as the boy who drowned in Lake Michigan.

ORIGINAL STORY: A 16-year-old Racine boy drowned in Lake Michigan Sunday night while he was swimming with friends.

The name of the boy has not been released at this time until his family can be notified, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

The 16-year-old boy was swimming with two friends at 5:36 p.m. in Lake Michigan near Michigan Boulevard and Augusta Street when the boy went under the water and never resurfaced. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department Water Patrol, Racine Police Department, and the Racine Fire Department Rescue-Dive Team responded and started to search for the boy. At 6:12 p.m., the boy was found under water.

“Life saving measures were taken and the boy was transported to Ascension-All Saints Hospital in Racine; however, he did not survive,” the press release reads.

Officials are characterizing the incident as a “tragic swimming accident,” and extended their thoughts and prayers to the boy’s family and friends.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.