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Boy dies in water after friend jumped off bridge and landed on top of him

By Mason White 11:45 AM February 10, 2016
Richard Keremeta 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A teen in New Zealand, has lost his life after his friend jumped off a bridge and landed on top of him as he was in the water.

16-year-old Richard Keremeta of Raglan, died after he and his friend jumped from the bridge on Monday.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, spent over an hour trying to save Keremeta, but their attempts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead.

The 17-year-old friend who jumped from the Te Kopua bridge, turned himself in to police and admitted to being the one who fell onto Keremeta.

So far, no charges have been filed.

The principal of the school that Keremeta attended said that he hopes students will learn from this incident not to jump off bridges.