ELYSIAN — A teenage boy drowned while swimming in Lake Elysian Friday afternoon.

The identity of the 17-year-old victim has not been released.

The boy was swimming with friends around 4 p.m. and did not resurface after jumping into the water, according to the Waseca County Sheriff's Office.

The boy was found in approximately 7 feet of water a little after 5 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Elysian, Waseca, Janesville and Madison Lake fire departments, State Patrol and Le Sueur County and Blue Earth County sheriff departments assisted in the search.

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