UPDATE: Teenager dies after being pulled from Presque Isle Bay in Wednesday night water rescue

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An 18-year-old is dead after being pulled from Presque Isle Bay near the Bayfront Convention Center.

The victim, whose name has not been released at this time, was pronounced dead at UPMC Hamot on Wednesday at 9:55 p.m.

That was 30 minutes after Erie Bureau of Fire divers pulled him from the bay.

Officials say those who were with the 18-year-old attempted but failed to rescue him after they saw him enter the water and begin to struggle. 

Those witnesses attempted to rescue the victim.

Officials say it’s unclear at this time as to why he entered the water.

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