17-year-old boy drowns near pier at Cocoa Beach

Teen was found unresponsive after surfing

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy from Cocoa drowned near the Westgate Cocoa Beach pier on Saturday morning, according to Cocoa Beach Police & Fire.

The boy had been surfing when his friend found him facedown and unresponsive around 9:15 a.m., according to officials.

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After resuscitation efforts, the boy was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing.