Boy Who Drowned at Lake Carolina Identified

Richland County Deputies said a 13-year-old boy has drowned in Lake Carolina.

COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) - The Richland County Coroner has identified the 13-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Carolina.

Coroner Gary Watts says Jaylan Antonio Jones died of freshwater drowning. 

Deputies say the Richland County Sheriff's Department dive team responded to a call for assistance from the Columbia Fire Department shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday. The dive team recovered the body shortly after 4:30 p.m. from the south end of the lake. 

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.

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