A 13-year-old boy has drowned in Lake Carolina, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies say the Richland County Sheriff's Department dive team responded to a call for assistance from the Columbia Fire Department shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday. The dive team recovered the body shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Deputies say the boy somehow slipped into the lake, and the drowning appears to be accidental at this time.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate.