Crews search for body of teen in Monroe lake

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MONROE, N.C. — A dive team resumed their search for the body of an 18-year-old who officials said drowned in a Monroe lake Thursday.

Officials said the teen was fishing with his grandfather when he had a seizure that caused him to fall out of the boat and into the water.

The grandfather went to shore to call for help. The teen never resurfaced.

Relatives identified the teen as Malique Streater. He had just completed his junior year at Forrest Hills High School.

Crews searched the lake’s waters for more than four hours before officials were forced to suspend the search due to lightning.

Officials said the boat had life jackets but they were unsure if Malique was wearing one.

Source: WSOC