NC police recover body of teen who drowned in lake

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says deputies have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in a lake.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Wake County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday to a possible drowning at Falls Lake Reservoir in north Raleigh.

Deputies found the 19-year-old’s body four hours later.

His name was not released because family members hadn’t been notified.

Witnesses told deputies they were swimming near a rocky area of the lake when the teenager called for help and then suddenly went under water.

A news release says a friend tried to rescue him.

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