Funeral held for Haverstraw drowning victim

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Family and friends gathered at St. Peter's Church in Haverstraw Tuesday to say their final goodbyes to the 17-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming hole last week.

Last Thursday, officials say Victor Polanco and a group of his friends ignored the "no trespassing" signs and snuck into a private quarry owned by Con Edison in Verplanck to go for a swim. Polanco, however, never made it out of the water. Paramedics who arrived at the scene were not able to revive him.

Polanco was laid to rest at St. Peter's Cemetery in Haverstraw.

For video from Victor Polanco's funeral, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra, Ch. 612.

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