The bodies of two missing teenagers were removed from a Connecticut river on Monday, after apparently drowning in a stream due to heavy rains.
Lucas Brewer, 15, and Anthony Nagore, 17, had been missing since Thursday when they apparently went swimming in the Farmington River and never returned, according to reports.
Water levels are six or seven times higher than usual at the river due to an avalanche of downpours, Hartford Current reported.
Captain Keith Williams, an officer with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, urged residents to stay out of the water due to the rains.
“It’s a very unfortunate situation,” Williams said, according to Courant. “The level of the river is very dangerous, it will continue to rise over the next few days, so conditions will get even worse.”
Lucas lived there but Nagore was staying with relatives in Connecticut for the summer, according to reports.
Authorities have searched the river since the teenagers went missing, but have had to cancel their efforts several times due to unsafe conditions, Courant said.