COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Colleton County Fire and Rescue says a 16-year-old boy is dead after drowning in a pond Saturday afternoon in Colleton County. Authorities were called out to the scene just before 6 p.m.
Chief Barry McRoy said the teen was swimming with friends in a pond off of Twin Lakes Lane and Keegan Drive, when he started struggling in the water. According to authorities, his friends tried to help him out of the water, but were unsuccessful.
Divers responded to the scene and were able to retrieve the teen's body after searching for 8 minutes.
His body was removed just before 7 P.M. The Colleton County Coroner was called out to the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released.