A 16-year-old boy drowned in Laurel River Lake in Whitley County on Monday, Kentucky State Police confirmed.
Emergency responders received the call at about 4:30 p.m. near Ky. 1193. Search crews recovered the body from the lake near the spillway roughly three hours later.
Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell told media that crews were called to the scene Monday after two friends jumped into the water from a cliff and one didn’t resurface. Harrell said the teen’s body was recovered near the spillway a couple of hours after the search began.
The Whitley County coroner identified the victim as Joshua Antonio Hipolito from neighboring McCreary County.
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