Teen Drowns During Summer Camp Field Trip

A 15 year old died today after a kayak he was in with another boy flipped over.

Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - The Kershaw County Coroner says a 15-year-old boy died after his kayak flipped over on a summer camp field trip.

Muhammad Abdul-Qawee of Columbia died after falling into Lake Wateree Thursday.

Officers say they were called to the scene around 1:20 p.m. after getting a call that the watercraft had flipped over and two kids came out of it.  The other child survived. 

Abdul-Qawee's body was found about 90 minutes later in an area where the water was six feet deep. Officers say he had on a flotation device, but it came off of him. 

Abdul-Qawee was at the lake as part of the Mission Hope Foundation Summer Camp Field Trip. 

The case remains under investigation by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.


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