MERCER COUNTY, Pennsylvania - A facility for troubled teens in Mercer county is mourning the loss of one of its students.
The Mercer County coroner is reporting that 14-year old Carnez Boone's died as the result of an accidental drowning. It happened shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Stoneboro Lake.
Boone had jumped off of a high dive and, according to the Stoneboro Fire Department, had trouble surfacing after entering the water which was 12-feet deep.
Lifeguards managed to pull Boone from the water and tried to resuscitate him. He was transported to UPMC Greenville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Carnez Boone is from the Philadelphia area, but he was enrolled at the YES Academy for troubled teen males in Mercer.
Friday's drowning happened during a field trip from that facility. The executive director could not be reached for comment.