Unresponsive Swimmer Pulled from Weeki Wachee River, Possibly Jumping from Bridge
UPDATE: 7:42 P.M. – Officials have now confirmed that the victim has died from his injuries.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
WEEKI WACHEE – The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible drowning, after reports that the victim jumped from the Rogers Park Bridge and disappeared.
Fire Rescue responded to 5367 Circle Drive, where witnesses pulled the victim from the water.
A spokesperson for Hernando County Fire Rescue says the victim is a 16-year-old male and that his injuries are life-threatening.
An off-duty E.R. Nurse administered C.P.R. prior to Fire Rescue transporting the victim to a local hospital for treatment.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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