- Associated Press - Monday, May 19, 2014

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a Kanawha County teenager has drowned in a lake in Jackson County.

Sheriff Tony Boggs tells media outlets that the accident occurred Sunday afternoon on the grounds of the Parchment Valley West Virginia Baptist Conference Center near Ripley.

Boggs identified the victim on Monday as 15-year-old Shawn Jones Jr. of Charleston. Jones was a student at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston.

Boggs says Jones and another boy were in a kayak that capsized. The other boy was able to swim to shore.

The sheriff says Jones was with a church group visiting the center.



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