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.
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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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