- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man has drowned in a lake, and authorities have released his identity.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office told local media outlets that 19-year-old Tyrell Da’Quan Smith drowned in Belews Lake on Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies and emergency first responders arriving at the lake about 1:30 p.m. were told that a man who was swimming went under the water and did not resurface.

The sheriff’s office said Smith’s body was found by rescue divers at about 4:20 p.m. near an access area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said the drowning appears to have been accidental. Smith’s body was taken by emergency personnel to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy.

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