Boy, 15, drowns in Thurmond Lake

A 15-year-old boy drowned in Thurmond Lake on Sunday evening, police said.

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.

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