- Associated Press - Monday, June 4, 2018

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who fell off a personal watercraft and drowned in a North Carolina lake.

Ashley O’Hare with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission said 22-year-old Taylor Hepler died Saturday night in High Rock Lake near Lexington.

Authorities said Hepler was riding the personal watercraft at night without a life jacket.

A second person who also fell off was hurt but did not need to go to a hospital.

The drowning is still under investigation.

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