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Teen drowns in Tar River in Edgecombe County

Posted September 9, 2012 5:21 p.m. EDT

— An 18-year-old drowned in the Tar River during a family picnic, the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday.

Kevin Jaimes slipped and fell into the Tar River at Shiloh Landing, outside of Princeville, Friday evening, Sheriff James L. Knight said.

Crews, including the Rocky Mount Fire Department Dive Team and the Tarboro Swift Water Rescue Team, searched for Jaimes throughout the weekend. His body was found Sunday morning, the sheriff said.