TYBEE ISLAND — A 16-year-old boy drowned over the weekend near Tybee Island’s pier and pavilion, authorities said.

The boy was swimming with a friend at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday when he dived underwater and did not resurface, Tybee Police Cpl. Jason Heckman said.

The teen was underwater about a minute before the friend realized he had not come back up. The friend found the victim, pulled him to shore and summoned lifeguards, Heckman said.

Tybee lifeguards performed CPR until firefighters and emergency workers arrived. The victim was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Tybee Police and the Chatham County coroner’s office declined Sunday to identify the victim.

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