The teen’s name has not been released, but Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said the victim was from North Augusta.
The boy’s body was recovered about 9 p.m. Morris said the boy was rafting in the lake with a friend. It is unclear how the two became separated, but authorities do not suspect alcohol or foul play.
Columbia County dispatch received the call at 7:05 p.m. The sheriff’s office and Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue responded.