Teenager Drowns in Lake Erie

August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 8:13 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 8:13 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, NY (WKBW) - A family is mourning the loss of a teenaged boy who drowned in the waters of Lake Erie in Westfield Sunday.

Police say a 14-year-old and 13-year-old were playing in the water on Sunday when they got caught up in large waves and a strong current.

The teenager's father swam out to help them, but rescue crews were evetually called in.

Emergency crews were able to reach the 13-year-old and the father, however when crews reached the 14-year-old boy, it was too late.

The young teen was rushed to the hospital where he died a short time later.