13-year-old boy drowns at South Carolina lake

November 27, 2017 - 5:52 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 13-year-old boy has been recovered from a South Carolina lake.

News outlets report that Richland County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Lt. Curtis Wilson says the boy's body was recovered from Lake Carolina just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies and the department's dive team had responded to calls from the scene around 3 p.m.

Wilson said the boy "slipped into the lake" and the death is being considered an accidental drowning.

The sheriff's department and Richland County Coroner are investigating. The boy's name hasn't been released.

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