DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- A teenager who was pulled from Lake Superior off the Duluth shore has died.
The St. Louis County sheriff's office says 13-year-old Jeffrey Watson Jr. died about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at a Twin Cities hospital.
Watson was swimming with a friend Monday near an old concrete structure just off Duluth's Lakewalk trail when he went under and didn't surface. He was under water for about 30 minutes. Searchers used a remotely operated vehicle with a camera to help locate the boy.
Watson's father told the Duluth News Tribune that the teen probably would have been taken off of life support because he never regained consciousness and had no chance for survival.
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A 16 year old girl died Monday after she went underwater in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the accidents reinforce the need for parents to actively watch children who are swimming.
"Just because you're at the side of the pool or you're close by, well that's not enough, you've got to be paying attention to where your kids are," he said. "Put down the book that you're reading, get off your cell phone, get off your iPad, pay attention to what the kids are doing in the water."
The girl's name will be released by the Hennepin County medical examiner after her family is notified.