Teen Drowns in Bolingbrook Quarry

Javier Vera was with two friends in the Elmhurst Chicago Stone Quarry

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    Javier Antony Vera

    A night of fun for three teenagers turned to tragedy Wednesday night after one of them drowned while swimming laps in a Bolingbrook quarry.

    Javier Antony Vera and two other friends, all 17 years old, were swimming in a water-filled section of the Elmhurst Chicago Stone Quarry, near Essington and Romeo roads, at about 7:30 p.m. when he struggled, officials said.

    Two other boys tried to provide aide but couldn't revive him.

    Divers from the nearby Plainfield Dive Team pulled the boy's body out of the water just after 9 p.m., Lt. Mike Rompa from the Bolingbrook Police Department told NBC Chicago.

    Crews from Bolingbrook, Naperville, Plainfield and Lisle responded.

    The quarry is private property and officials said they were working to determine how the teens got into the premesis.

    A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday night while swimming with other children on Fox Lake in the northern suburbs.