Rescuers find 16-year-old drowning victim


LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — Rescuers have found a missing 16-year-old drowning victim in Lake Waccamaw.

According to The News Reporter in Whiteville, around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews found 16-year-old Raven White. White fell from the back of a boat and didn’t resurface. She was wake boarding with friends and was reportedly not wearing a lifejacket.¬†White was a student at Whiteville High School.

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The News Reporter says the first call came in around 7 p.m. The search was centered around the area off the sailing club and spanned at least a mile into the lake in nine feet of water. Witnesses say the boat was traveling about 10 mph when she fell off.

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