16-year-old boy dead following Flatrock drowning

The RNC says the drowning was reported Tuesday afternoon at Bark Pot swimming hole.

Drowning occurred at Bark Pot swimming hole Tuesday

The RNC confirmed that a 16-year-old boy drowned in Flatrock Tuesday. (Ariana Kelland/CBC)

A 16-year-old boy is dead following an incident near a popular swimming spot in Flatrock Tuesday afternoon, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says.

Police, Eastern Health and members of both the St. John's Regional and Torbay fire departments responded to a call of a drowning at Bark Pot swimming hole shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Const. Geoff Higdon told CBC News the teenager was rushed to hospital. His family has been notified.