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The teen who drowned at Lake Carolina has been identified

A teenager who drowned Sunday at Lake Carolina has been identified by officials.

Jaylan Antonio Jones, 13, of Columbia, was recovered from Lake Carolina, after he slipped into its spillway, according to Lt. Curtis Wilson, spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

An autopsy revealed the cause of death was freshwater drowning, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Cynthia Roldán: 803-771-8311, @CynthiaRoldan

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