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17-year-old boy drowns at Joe Pool Lake, Grand Prairie Fire Department says

Officials said the teen was underwater for about 30 minutes before being located.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Updated at 7:50 a.m. Sunday with the teen's identity.

A teen has died after being pulled from Joe Pool Lake Friday evening, the Grand Prairie Fire Department says. 

Around 6:10 p.m., crews responded to the lake after receiving several calls of a possible drowning involving a 17-year-old boy who had gone underwater while swimming near the beach area. 

Officials with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office later identified the teen as Elijah Cooper. Grand Prairie ISD told WFAA he was a student in their district. 

Grand Prairie Fire says the teen was not wearing a life vest and had been underwater for about 30 minutes before being located by Grand Prairie Public Safety divers. 

Cooper was transported from the scene to a local hospital in critical condition, but he was pronounced dead there.

Authorities are urging people to wear a life vest or other personal floating device while near the water as the summer season continues.