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Teen who couldn't swim drowns while attempting to cross Milwaukee River

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A teenager rescued from the Milwaukee River last night has died.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office said 19-year-old Brandon Flores was quote, “horsing around” with several friends when he tried swimming across the river near Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery.

The problem was that he couldn’t swim.

Officials said it made it only 10-feet before he went under.

A friend reportedly tried to save Flores – but he let go when the victim was pulling him down into the water.

Authorities said he was rescued around 9:20 last night, 20 minutes after he went under. He died just before midnight at a Milwaukee hospital.

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