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Body of 17-year-old found in Bütgenbach lake

The youth who went missing in a lake in eastern Belgium yesterday, has died. He drowned while he was swimming in the lake with friends. His body has been recovered. 

The news was confirmed by Bütgenbach Mayor Emil Dannemark. The 17-year-old had spent part of the day with his family at the lake. Four people got into a boat to venture out on the lake, and decided to swim across the lake between Wirtzfeld and Bütgenbach, after which the accident happened.