- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) - A teen has drowned in Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County.

Officials say the teen was swimming with friends and went in the water late Tuesday afternoon.

The name of the 19-year-old man has not been released.

Police said the friends searched for the man for some time before call for help. Investigators said the group was illegally swimming in the area.

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