Columbia 15-year-old drowns in Lake Wateree while on summer camp - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia 15-year-old drowns in Lake Wateree while on summer camp field trip

Lake Wateree (Source: WIS) Lake Wateree (Source: WIS)
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a teenager in Kershaw County drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday while on a summer camp field trip.

Just after 1 p.m. two teens flipped out of a kayak on the lake and went into the water, according to the Kershaw County Coroner David West.

One of the teens, 15-year-old Muhammad Abdul-Qawee of Columbia, did not resurface. Investigators say he had on a floatation device, but it came off.

Abdul-Qawee’s body was recovered a little over an hour and a half later by the Kershaw County Rescue Squad in six feet of water.

Authorities say the teen was at the lake with the Mission Hope Foundation Summer Camp Field Trip. 

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