Teen Drowns After Cliff Diving at Ripley Beach

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(WBEN) - A 19 year old has drowned after cliff diving in the area at Ripley Beach on Lake Erie Thursday evening. 

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to the call of a man in distress in Lake Erie at around 6:00pm last night. Authorities say four people were cliff diving. Two of the men, both 19-years-old, jumped off into the lake's rough waters. 

One of the teens is said to have drowned before authorities arrived. The other was rescued from a rocky area below and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Both of the teenagers were from Pennsylvania. 

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