Drowning in Chautauqua County

July 15, 2010 Updated Jul 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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July 15, 2010 Updated Jul 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM EDT

BARCELONA, NY (WKBW) - 30-year-old Victor Arce Jr. is dead after a tragic drowning in Chautauqua County Wednesday.

Police say Arce was swimming with a group of friends near the break wall in Barcelona when he went underwater.

It took emergency crews about 20 minutes to find Arce.

He was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.