- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy has drowned in a South Carolina lake.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the body of 15-year-old Elias Pierre was recovered around 1 a.m. Wednesday from the lake in the same subdivision as his home in the suburban area northeast of Columbia.

Richland County Sheriff’s spokesman Curtis Wilson says Pierre had jumped into the lake Tuesday evening, but never resurfaced.

Authorities say divers found Pierre’s body as they made one last attempt to find him before suspending the search for the night.

Watts said in a news release that an autopsy found Pierre drowned.


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