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.