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