Dare County teen drowns at Lake Gaston

Photo Credit: Gaston Volunteer Fire Department

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A Dare County teen drowned at Lake Gaston in North Carolina over the weekend, authorities tell WAVY.com.

Lt. Mitchell DeLoatch with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Dylan Turner, from Colington, drowned Sunday afternoon.

DeLoatch says Turner and some friends were swimming from pier-to-pier and became exhausted. Turner went under the water.

His friends made it across to the other pier, told Turner’s parents and called 911.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Gaston Volunteer Fire Department¬†responded to the scene, and recovered Turner’s body within 10 minutes.

Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.

DeLoatch says Turner was not wearing a life jacket.

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