17-year-old Drowns After Trying to Save Sister (With Photos)

June 3, 2013 Updated Jun 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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June 3, 2013 Updated Jun 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 17-year-old male is dead after the Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team pulled him from the waters of Squaw Island just after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.

The incident happened south of the International Bridge in
Black Rock.

Police say it appears 17-year-old Mustafa Ismail of Buffalo had initially gone in to the water to assist his 7-year-old sister, who apparently fell into the River. She is OK.

Ismail was unable to make it back to shore and went under. The URT located him, and rushed him via Rural Metro to ECMC where he died.