STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A teenage boy was found dead after a search of Belews Lake on Wednesday night, according to rescue officials.
Officials say the boy, who is from Forsyth County, was out swimming with his family and went under and then didn’t resurface, so the family called for help.
The search started around 7 p.m.
Multiple agencies worked together to search Belews Lake.
A command site was set up at the Pine Hall Public Boat Ramp in Walnut Cove. Searchers are using sonar.
The water in the area is 30 feet deep.
An autopsy will be performed in the next few days. The investigation is ongoing.
According to officials, this is the first drowning in Belews Lake this season.