During an unusually warm summer, people have been flocking to the water for fun and relief. But in ponds, pools, and beaches across the region, more than a dozen people have drowned.
July 28: Divers recovered a body of a 41-year-old man below the surface of the Charles River.
July 27: Ross Hamlin, a 95-year-old man was found dead in the Ipswich River.
July 21: Austin Aryee, a 17-year-old boy from Leominster, drowned in the Squannacook River in Groton while jumping from a rope swing with a group of friends. Aryee went underwater and did not resurface.
June 24: 19-year-old Jason Peri Bonilla of Roxbury drowned in Hyde Park as he was swimming with friends in Turtle Pond.
June 23: In Shrewsbury, a 60-year-old man, whose name was not released, was pulled from his pool by a neighbor. He was later pronounced dead at the UMass Memorial Medical Center.
June 21: The body of 10-year-old girl Yoskarly Martinez was recovered from Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, a day after strong currents swept her off a sandbar. A bystander, Valentine Cardona Sanchez, 35, died trying to save her.
June 20: A teenage boy drowned in Sebbins Pond in Bedford, N.H., on Sunday.
June 19: 1-year-old Angelo Nicoloro drowned in a pool during a family barbecue in Wrentham on Saturday.
June 11: 17-year-old Alonzo Polk died in a Boston hospital after being pulled from a backyard swimming pool in Dedham five days earlier.
June 7: A 16-year-old boy died after being pulled from Lake Gardner in Amesbury.
June 6: A 19-year-old Brockton man drowned at Mound Street Beach in Quincy.
June 5: A man drowned at White Island Pond in Plymouth.
June 4: Troy Love, 14, drowned in the pond at Green Hill Park in Worcester. Police Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia died trying to save him.
May 27: A man drowned while swimming at Houghton’s Pond in Milton.
May 26: A 16-year-old boy drowned in Learned Pond in Framingham.
May 15: Cousins Rafael Andrade Nunes, 13, and Tiago Nunes Ledo-De Pina, 12, drowned at Waldo Lake in Brockton despite frantic efforts to save them.
Julia Carlin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.