A 16-year-old boy drowned at Lake Pegasus north of
Inspector Michael Coulter of the police southern
communications centre said the boy had been swimming with a
group of friends when he disappeared shortly after midday.
"People tried to hold him up but he slipped away from them."
His body was found after a short search and he was pronounced
dead at the scene.
The weather was fine if slightly blustery in the area today.
The matter will be referred to the coroner.