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16-year-old drowns in Roanoke Rapids

Posted June 7

WRAL News

— A 16-year-old boy drowned Wednesday afternoon while swimming at Lake Park in Roanoke Rapids, according to authorities.

Deputy Police Chief Andy Jackson said they got a call at about 1:40 p.m. of a report of a teen who was swimming, went under and never came up.

Authorities started a search around 3 p.m., and the body was discovered thereafter.

The teen's name has not yet been released.

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