Massachusetts state police recover body of teen from Winchester lake

WINCHESTER, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said the body of a missing teenager was recovered by divers at the Upper Mystic Lakes on Saturday.

State police patrols, specialized units, and detectives along with members of the Stoneham and Winchester Fire Departments and Massachusetts Environmental Police responded to Shannon Beach at 7 p.m. for reports of a missing male swimmer.

Police said that the victim, Luis Tejeda, of Lynn, was swimming with several family members about 100 yards from shore.

He and another family member were outside the swim zone when his fellow swimmer realized he was no longer at the surface.

Police said family members attempted to search for Tejeda while 911 was called and that the beach had no lifeguards on duty past 6 p.m.

Stoneham firefighters recovered the teenager’s body around 8 p.m. in about six feet of water near where he was last seen.

Police said an investigation into the death is being conducted by the State Police Detective Unit for Middlesex County.

There was no suspicion of foul play.

The incident is under investigation.

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