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Teenager Drowns in Wilson Pond

Posted July 19, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— 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.