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Body Of Boy, 16, Pulled From Lake Hours After He Disappeared While Swimming

Police divers have found the body of a 16-year-old boy missing from Lake Parramatta in Sydney's west.

The teenager who was reported missing at about 2:10pm on Monday afternoon was believed to have been swimming with friends when he disappeared in the water.

Police at the scene cordoned off the area, which was packed with people at the time,  and a helicopter was seen overheard circling the lake.

Searching vessels were also launched to help look for the boy before police divers were called in.

Sadly, police confirmed on Monday evening that the body of the young teenager was discovered by police divers.

The boy's family and friends are also at the scene.