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Teenager Drowns in Wilson Pond

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The group was swimming in a pond located in a wooded area near Samuel Street in Wilson.(WRAL-TV5 News)
WILSON — The parents of a Wilson teenager are mourning their son's death.

Demetrious Johnston, 14, drowned while swimming with a group of friends in a Wilson pond.

Police say the Johnston yelled for help several times. His friends tried to rescue him, but were not successful.

Divers recovered the teen's body about two hours later.



Michelle Singer, Web Editor

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