Police investigate after Brampton teen drowns in Credit River

A 14-year-old Brampton boy is dead after drowning in the Credit River near Georgetown.

Halton police say they were called to a bridge over the river near McNab Park in the community of Norval around 5 p.m. Friday.

Witnesses told police a group of youths, including the deceased teen, were jumping of the Adamson Street North bridge when the youth drowned.

“Police and paramedics were called to the scene, where witnesses and friends were performing life saving measures,” read a brief statement released late Friday night. “The 14-year-old Brampton male was rushed to Georgetown Hospital and sadly has succumbed to his injuries.”

Police say they have notified the next of kin but would not be releasing the boy’s name or any additional information at this time.

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