Family, friends mourn the loss of teen who drowned in Oakland County lake

Posted at 5:05 AM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 17:45:14-04

Family and friends are mourning the loss of 17-year-old Sean Patrick Collins who was pulled from Middle Straits Lake in Oakland County Thursday morning. 

We're told a group of teenagers were hanging out on a boat Wednesday night when the teen jumped off and did not resurface.

Police sources say they were informed the teens had been drinking.

Dive teams searched the lake and pulled Collins' body from the water.

Sean Collins was a senior at Walled Lake Central High School.

Walled Lake Consolidated School District released the following statement: 

The entire Walled Lake Consolidated School District community is saddened at the death of Sean Patrick Collins, Walled Lake Central High School senior, who drowned in a tragic accident. He was a well-liked student who performed in several musical and dramatic productions and was an integral member of the Walled Lake Central High School family. 

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the Collins family.

When funeral arrangements are finalized we will send them.

Thank you for keeping the Collins family in your thoughts and prayers.