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Teen dies while swimming in Riviera Beach Sunday

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A 13-year-old boy died while swimming at Ocean Reef Park in Riviera Beach on Sunday.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says Sylvanus Wiley was swimming and jumping off rocks in the unguarded area of the beach at Ocean Reef Park and after one of his jumps, he did not resurface.

Two beachgoers were able to locate and pull Sylvanus from the water, who was unresponsive.

Life guards attempted to provide resuscitation.

He was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just before 4 p.m.

Detectives from PBSO's Violent Crimes Division are handling the death investigation. An autopsy wil be completed to determine the cause of death.

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