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17-year-old dies after drowning incident in Langford

The teen died on June 19
17-year-old Keron McKay has died as a result of his injuries from a drowning incident that occurred on Saturday, June 15.

A 17-year-old has died as a result from of his injuries from a drowning incident.

On Saturday, June 15, around 2 p.m., Keron McKay was pulled out of Langford Lake by some bystanders and members of the West Shore RCMP, while other helped emergency services get to the floating dock. Once on the dock, the individual was administered what the RCMP described on social media as "life-saving measures" by police, fire and ambulance personnel before being taken to the hospital. 

According to a GoFundMe set up to support the McKay's family, he was given CPR for 28 minutes.

Langford Fire Rescue also deployed its boat to bring the individual to the ambulance.

McKay was in critical condition in hospital for a few days, until he died on Wednesday afternoon (June 19). 

"It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that Keron passed away peacefully late yesterday afternoon. His family was with him. Please continue to help his family as they grieve," noted the GoFundMe page on June 20.

Nicola Lenton, a co-worker of McKay's dad according to the GoFundMe page, set up the page to support the family of five.

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