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We are talking about the Yes Academy near Mercer in Pennsylvania.

It seems that the counselors believed that he could swin while the local security questioned that. Unfortunately they put it into test and he downed.

For more info: Mom suing after son dies in summer drowning, by Jan Ransom,, February 5, 2011

Some earlier coverage, from shortly after the tragedy occurred:

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14-Year-Old Drowns At Mercer County Lake
Coroner: Boy Was Swimming At Stoneboro Lake

POSTED: 10:34 pm EDT July 30, 2010
UPDATED: 12:12 am EDT July 31, 2010

MERCER COUNTY, Pa. -- A 14-year-old boy drowned Friday afternoon at Stoneboro Lake, according to the Mercer County coroner's office.

Deputy Coroner Robert Snyder said Carnez Boone, of Collingsdale, drowned while swimming at the lake at 1 p.m.

Boone was pronounced dead at UPMC Horizon hospital in Greenville at 2:11 p.m., Snyder said.

Snyder has ruled Boone's death accidental.

Copyright 2010 by ThePittsburghChannel.

An incomplete article (entire article accessible via pay-per-view means):

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The Herald · Sharon, Pennsylvania
July 31, 2010

Eastern Pa. teen drowns in lake

By Monica Pryts
Herald Staff Writer


A Delaware County boy on a field trip at Stoneboro’s Lakeside Park Beach drowned Friday afternoon after he jumped off the diving board and had trouble resurfacing.

Carnez Boone, 14, of Collingdale, Pa., was pronounced dead at 2:11 p.m. at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, by Mercer County Deputy Coroner Robert L. Snyder.

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Copyright 2011 The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

An undated article, but probably from the same time period as the just posted previous two (30-31 July 2010); at any rate, within a week of Boone's drowning:

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14-year-old boy drowns at Stoneboro Lake

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.

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Carnez Boone's obituary... the best that I can make out ('till I can upgrade my Flash Player):

The Philadelphia Tribune
Friday, August 06, 2010

Carnez Boone Jr., 14; fun-loving, good student

Carnez Boone Jr., according to family members, was a very high-strung and outspoken young man who was known for his beautiful smile and his big bright eyes. He loved telling jokes to make people laugh. He died July 30, 2010. He was 14. The cause of death is under investigation. Boone was born on Sept. 29, 1995 to Okita Allen and Carnez Boone Sr. He accepted Christ at the Gospel Church in  August 2008. He attended New Life Church, where he was well liked and known for his love of music, with his Grandma Cookie. Boone attended Feltonville Elementary School. He received awards and medals for outstanding work in reading and math. He attended the Yes Academy and Mercer County High, where he achieved high academic scores. Boone was competitive and always tried his best to achieve his goals. He enjoyed all kinds of sports and could really dance. He...[/list]


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