Camas Police confirmed a Vancouver teen drowned at Lacamas Lake Tuesday evening. He was just 14.
The police say the teenager had been playing with friends, jumping off the Lacamas Park walking bridge shortly after 6 pm when they noticed he had not resurfaced. They then called 911.
Friends weren’t sure if he had left them behind, so the police canvassed the the area, and quickly found the teen’s bag, clothing and cellphone on shore nearby.
Shortly after 9 pm, divers from Multnomah and Clark counties recovered the teen’s body from the lake after a 10-minute search. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene.
Police say the teen’s family has been notified. His identity has not been released, but it is believed he was an incoming Union High School freshman.
We will update the story as more information becomes available.