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UPDATE: South Brunswick High School senior drowns, school offering counseling


OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) -- The body of a South Brunswick High School senior has been recovered, after he drowned in Oak Island waters Tuesday night. 

The 17-year-old high school student, James Prince, was reported missing when he was swimming near the Oak Island Pier around 7 p.m.

Several rescue crews searched for the teen, later recovering his body nearby.

Brunswick County school officials are offering support and counseling for students and staff.

According to a release, Wednesday morning, crisis teams will be on campus to assist staff members and students who choose to go to school.

Oak Island Fire, Police, Water Rescue and the Coast Guard Station there responded to the scene after calls about a missing swimmer. 

When crews pulled the body from the water, they attempted to resuscite him, but were unsuccessful.

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Feel for the loss

I feel so sad for the family and friends of this young man for their loss. It is such a tragedy that this young man's life was cut so short. The school has now lost three young lives in less that a month. Life is very precious and we shouldn't take tomorrow for granted. RIP Mr. Prince.

James Prince

This is just awful this makes 3 teens that passed away within 2 months! I don't know this young man but my heart goes out to his family may god bless you all!!

My thoughts and prayers are

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young man.