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14 year old Finley boy drowns near Two Rivers Park

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FINLEY, Wash. -- A community is coping with the loss of a 14 year old Finley Middle School student after he drowned in a tragic accident Tuesday afternoon.

Rescue crews say 14 year old David Newton went swimming with a friend at a boat launch near Two Rivers Park in Finley around 3:30 pm on Tuesday. They say Newton jumped into the water, but was pulled under by the strong current.

School leaders say students are in shock over Newton's death, and emotions are running high on this final day of school.

According to staff at Finley Middle School, Newton enrolled there this past February after moving from Colorado.

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