Autopsy scheduled after teen’s body recovered at Lake Carolina


Minutes after rescue crews suspended the search for a teenager in Lake Carolina early Wednesday morning, his body was found.

The body was found near a bridge on Lake Carolina Drive at about 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department says the teen jumped into the lake and never resurfaced at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the Columbia Fire Department, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and Richland County EMS helped with the search.

During a final search tonight by @SCDNR & @RCSD divers a body was recovered RC Coroner Watts will provide updates later

— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) June 28, 2017

The teen’s name has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

This is the fourth water-related death in the past two weeks in the Columbia area. Two people died on theSaluda River just this weekend.

The week before, a man died while swimming in the Congaree River.

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