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Drowned teen’s body recovered at Falls Lake; two family members also injured

Body of 15-year-old swimmer recovered from Falls Lake

Searchers recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who apparently drowned during a rescue attempt in Falls Lake. A 10-year-old boy struggled in the waterwhen his father tried to save him. When the father had trouble, the girl went in after both.
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Searchers recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who apparently drowned during a rescue attempt in Falls Lake. A 10-year-old boy struggled in the waterwhen his father tried to save him. When the father had trouble, the girl went in after both.

Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who apparently drowned during a rescue attempt in Falls Lake.

A Wake sheriff’s boat team found her body early Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Eric Curry confirmed at 1 p.m.

Wake County deputies and other rescue personnel arrived at the lake near Ghoston Road about 6 p.m. Tuesday after an accident at a family outing.

A 10-year-old boy struggled to swim back to shore when his father tried to save him, Curry said in a Wednesday news release. When the father had trouble, the girl went in after both of them.

The boy and father were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies from Wake and Durham counties continued the search along with K-9 officers. A State Highway Patrol helicopter was on standby.

Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.
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