- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared underwater while swimming with friends was found Thursday, authorities said.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body of 17-year-old Davion Davis was found Thursday at Falls Lake, news outlets reported.

County Sheriff Gerald Baker said a witness saw people swimming near a rocky area of Falls Lake and one of them disappeared under the water.

One of Davis’ friends thought he was having some trouble and jumped in the water to help him but couldn’t, Baker said.

Investigators believe Davis may have hit his head on a rock. Davis was a student at Wakefield High School.

Authorities attempted to recover Davis’ body Wednesday but weather conditions hampered search efforts. Davis’ death was ruled an accidental drowning.

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