By Associated Press - Saturday, August 1, 2015

IUKA, Miss. (AP) - A 17-year-old East Union High School student has drowned in Pickwick Lake in Tishomingo County in Northeast Mississippi.

Coroner Mack Wilemon tells local media outlets that 17-year-old T.J. Hamblin drowned Friday at the J.P. Coleman State Park in Iuka during a football team retreat.

Wilemon says Hamblin went for a swim, became distressed and drowned shortly before 6 p.m. His body was recovered around 9 p.m.

Hamblin was a rising junior with the East Union football and power-lifting teams.

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