OLCOTT — Jimmy Robinson was planning to make the jump to varsity football this fall.

Instead, family and friends are in mourning after the 16-year-old drowned just off Olcott Beach while swimming with friends Thursday afternoon.

The teen slipped under water while trying to swim back to shore after the group had paddled out to a concrete block near the piers dubbed “Seagull Island,” according to Sgt. Steve Broderick of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department.

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