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Raleigh teen drowns in Eno River Rock Quarry

Posted July 23, 2015
Updated July 24, 2015

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— A 17-year-old drowned Thursday afternoon in the Eno River Rock Quarry, according to Orange County authorities.

Eno fire and rescue crews, rangers and a dive team were searching for Lamont Burt, of Raleigh, just after 4 p.m. The teen's body was pulled from the water shortly after 8 p.m.

Officials said Burt was swimming with friends and family when he went under and never re-surfaced. According to multiple posts on social media, Burt recently graduated from Broughton High School and had planned to attend Ferrum College in Virginia this fall.

Additional information was immediately available.

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  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Jul 24, 2015
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    Thank you for posting such a lovely tribute, Carl Keehn. You truly personalized this horrible tragedy for many readers. I didn't know Lamont, but having two teenaged boys myself, I can only imagine the horror this family is experiencing. He sounds like a wonderful person who leaves the world a lesser place because he's no longer a part of it.

  • Carl Keehn Jul 24, 2015
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    Lamont attended Sanderson High school through his Sophomore year and participated in the marching band program as well as the wrestling program. He then transferred to Broughton where he became one of the stars of the wrestling program.

    Lamont was a musician, a very talented wrestler and an all around good person. He showed outstanding leadership and was a friend to many, including my son.

    He will be sorely missed, both by his family and by the many people in the band and wrestling communities who had the pleasure to meet him.

    Rest in peace, Lamont.