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Teen drowns in river in Colleton Co.

Published: May. 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM EDT
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Colleton County Officials say a 13-year-old boy drowned in the Ashepoo River Saturday afternoon.

Crews with the Colleton County Fire and Rescue were called out to the scene around 6:30 p.m. to the Crosby Boat Landing, just north of Green Pond in reference to the drowning.

Authorities say the teen was out swimming with family in the river, when he went under water and never came back up. Rescuers later found the boy's body around 7:30 p.m.

The Colleton County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Norman Kirkland Jr. of Beaufort.

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