RPD identifies 18-year-old who drowned in Lake Ontario over the weekend

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Update

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Monday Rochester Police Department officials identified the 18-year-old man who drowned in Lake Ontario this past weekend.

Police say the victim has been identified as 18-year-old Steven Yarier Mojica of Rochester.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — An 18-year-old man from Rochester has died after police say he drowned in Lake Ontario. Police located the man being pulled from the water by swimmers who were nearby shortly before 2 p.m.

The Rochester Police Department said the Good Samaritans began CPR until relieved by responding medical personnel with AMR.  The victim was taken to Rochester General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The circumstances of the drowning are currently under investigation, according to the RPD.  The drowning happened outside of the designated swimming area.

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