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Boy, 15, drowns and 5 others are rescued at New Jersey beach

The incident unfolded at Sandy Hook Beach B on Sunday afternoon, a Gateway National Recreational Area spokesperson said, adding that the beach area is unguarded and swimming is not allowed.
Boy, 15, fatally drowns and 5 others rescued at New Jersey's Sandy Hook Beach
The incident happened on a Sandy Hook beach just after 4 p.m. Sunday, officials said.Kena Betancur / View Press via Getty Images file

A 15-year-old boy drowned and at least five other people were rescued on a New Jersey beach over the weekend, officials said. 

The incident happened on Sandy Hook Beach B just after 4 p.m. ET Sunday, Gateway National Recreational Area spokesperson Daphne Yun said Monday.

Beach B is an unguarded area where swimming is not allowed, Yun said.

At least six people were pulled from the water, five of whom were taken to medical centers, including the teenager, who was pronounced dead after arrival. One person refused to be taken to a medical center, Yun said.

The identity of the teen who died was not immediately clear early Monday.

The ages and conditions of the four other people also remained unclear.