Body of 16-year-old recovered after drowning at park in the East End, HPD says

A teenager was pronounced dead after authorities say he never resurfaced while swimming at a park in the East End on Saturday.

According to Houston police, the 16-year-old boy was attempting to swim across the water at the park located at 6406 Kingwood Drive near Sweetstem.

Authorities say the boy was initially swimming from island to island when he disappeared.

Officials from the HPD’s dive team and Game Wardens worked to recover the teen’s body.

His remains were located and pulled out of the water Sunday night.


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