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Authorities: Boy drowns after falling into lake while fishing

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BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP -

Authorities say a 12-year-old boy drowned when he fell off a pier while fishing with friends at Sylvan Lake in Burlington Township.

The boy's body was recovered Thursday night.

According to investigators, he and another child had slipped into the water hours earlier.

The other child was able to get back to safety.

The name of the boy who died has not been released.

AP wires helped contribute to this report.

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