Friends and family are mourning the loss of 13-year-old Taylor Loch. - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Friends and family are mourning the loss of 13-year-old Taylor Loch.

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Friends and family are mourning the loss of 13-year-old Taylor Loch.

Sunday afternoon he got stuck in a large drainage pipe near Beer Falls in Kennewick.

He was a student at Desert Hills Middle School.  School Administration said there were extra counselors brought in to help kids deal with the unexpected death.

Police report that his foot got stuck while he was traveling a 50-yard long pipe.  Authorities think the swift water pulled him under.

Rich Buel is an official from the Kennewick School District.  He said, "one of those good kids.  An eighth grader that played football.  Well known young man that was liked by teachers and kids. Certainly a tough day at Desert Hills."

School officials said the counselors and teachers at Desert Hills have been working extra hard to deal with grieving students.

Buel said, "Teachers know their students better than anybody and if they see students that are struggling they're going to be the first ones to notice that."

Ken Lattin is with Kennewick Police.  He said, "We got healthy young men, eighth graders here at Desert Hills in three of water pulled one of them under and one of them drowned."

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