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Crews recover body of 15-year-old girl who disappeared swimming in Falls Lake

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.

Crews have recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared in Falls Lake Tuesday.

The unnamed 15-year-old girl went missing around 6 p.m. off a beach near New Light and Ghoston roads, multiple media outlets reported.

An 10-year-old boy was in the water when he began struggling and a man jumped in to help but also began struggling, reported ABC11, The News & Observer’s media partner. (Note: This story was updated Wednesday after the Wake County Sheriff’s Office clarified the 10-year-old was a boy.)

The 15-year-old girl then got in the water to help.

The man was able to help the boy but the teenager vanished, media outlets reported.

The Apex Dive Team helped in the search, along with the Durham County Dive Team and wildlife officials.

This is a developing news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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