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UPDATE: Police Identify Teenage Drowning Victim in Ontario County


UPDATE:  Ontario County Sheriff David Cirencione held a news conference on Friday afternoon to provide an update on the drowning of a 13-year-old boy in Gorham on Thursday afternoon.  The victim was identified as Jeromy Weaver.  The teenager was found by his father, Ruben Weaver, in a creek that ran in the back of their Blodgett Road home at around 2 p.m.  The boy was swept about a quarter-mile by the current.

Sheriff Cirencione said through their investigation they learned Jeremy was drawn to water and liked playing near the creek. It is possible the 13-year-old, who had epilepsy, suffered a seizure that might have led him to fall into the creek.

EMTs and doctors at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua worked for more than two hours trying to revive Jeromy Weaver but he was pronounced dead. At the direction of the County Coroner, Weaver’s body was taken to Geneva General Hospital for an autopsy.

No foul play is suspected.

Jeromy attended the Meadowview Mennonite Community School in Gorham.

“Our thoughts are with Jeromy’s family and community during this most difficult time. We also thank all first responders and medical staff who worked tirelessly for over two hours trying to save Jeromy,” said Sheriff Cirencione.

A teenager drowned in an Ontario County creek Thursday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 13-year-old boy was swept away by the current after falling into a creek near Blodgett Road in the town of Gorham at around 2 in the afternoon. First responders found the victim downstream, pulled him out of the water and attempted lifesaving measures. The teen was taken to Thompson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation but police do not believe there was any foul play.

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