By Staff

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 17-year-old died Friday after he was pulled from Joe Pool Lake by crews in Grand Prairie, officials said.

The Grand Prairie Fire Department said it responded to a possible drowning at around 6:10 p.m. and learned the victim was swimming near a beach area but did not resurface.

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Dive crews were able to locate the victim in critical condition and transported him to a hospital, where he died. He was later identified as Elijah Cooper.

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The fire department said he was not wearing a life vest and was under water for about 30 minutes before he was found.

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“The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family. As the lake season continues, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal floating device while near the water,” the department said in a statement. Staff