18-year-old drowns while attempting to swim to break wall near North Pier in Kenosha

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KENOSHA -- Rescue crews on Monday evening, August 7th were called out to Kenosha's lakefront -- where an 18-year-old man drowned.

There was a heavy police presence in the area, beginning around 6:30 p.m., near North Pier in downtown Kenosha.

Police said an 18-year-old was attempting to swim to the break wall with a friend when he encountered difficulty with the harbor currents and went under the water.

A second male was able to swim back to the pier safely.

Police said a bystander jumped into the water in an effort to rescue the 18-year-old man, but the bystander was unable to reach him.

The Kenosha County Dive Team and the U.S. Coast Guard responded and recovered the victim, however life-saving measures were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim isn't being released at this point.

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Water rescue in Kenosha

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