- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

CLOVER, S.C. (AP) - A 19-year-old South Carolina man is dead after he and a fellow YMCA camp counselor went for an early-morning dip in Lake Wylie.

The York County Coroner’s Office says 19-year-old Jeremiah Tate of Columbia was found by rescue divers close to the Buster Boyd Bridge before dawn on Monday. He was a camp counselor at Camp Thunderbird and jumped from the bridge around 2 a.m. with fellow Camp Thunderbird counselor Samuel Williams of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Williams told sheriff’s deputies Tate had trouble swimming and kept sinking when he tried to help him.

Tate was a sophomore at Wofford College, where he played on the men’s basketball team. He played in 13 games over two years.

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