Javier Vera, Bolingbrook teen who drowned in quarry, laid to rest
BOLINGBROOK – Javier Vera, the 17-year-old who drowned in a Bolingbrook quarry on Aug. 28, was laid to rest following memorial and funeral services this weekend in Bolingbrook.
Vera was swimming in the water-filled quarry near 135th Street and Interstate 55 with two other Bolingbrook teens when he began to struggle and went under, according to Bolingbrook Police Department.
The other two boys attempted to rescue Vera, but their efforts were unsuccessful, according to police.
The Plainfield Dive Team located Vera in the water at about 9:04 p.m. and he was pronounced dead at approximately 9:44 p.m. at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, police said.
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