18-year-old dies in pond at St. Xavier

CHICAGO The Chicago Fire Department said they responded to a lagoon on campus around 8 p.m. Thursday and were told by a woman that an 18-year-old man went into the water to retrieve a volleyball. The man swam about 200-300 feet into the water before going down.

The fire department spokesperson says they believe the victim may have gotten tired. The man's body was recovered around 9:30 p.m. The lagoon is about 12 feet deep.

The victim was with a group playing volleyball on the west side of the lagoon.

A spokesman for St. Xavier, Joe Moore, said said they believe the victim was not a student at the college.

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