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North Carolina Student Drowns in Lake Near School

By The Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C.—A North Carolina high school student has drowned in a lake across the street from his school.

Assistant Chief Dwayne Church of the Greensboro Fire Department tells news outlets that three students were swimming Friday afternoon in a lake near Page High School. They were jumping off one of the docks when one male student went missing in the water.

More than an hour later, a dive team found him and pulled him from the water. First responders performed life-saving efforts, but the student was pronounced dead.

Officials have not released the student’s name or age.

The lake is private property, with a sign saying that swimming and boating are prohibited. The names of the students have not been released.

3-Year-Old Boy Drowns After Kayak Capsizes

A 3-year-old Florida boy drowned after the kayak he was riding in capsized last month.

Caleb Napal of Bradenton was found dead in the water near Snead Island in Manatee County several hours after the kayak capsized around 8:30 p.m. on April 27.

Eckerd College Search and Rescue recovered the body around 11:30 p.m., a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman told the Bradenton Herald.

Neither he nor the other three people on board the kayak was wearing a life jacket, authorities said.

Emmanuel Herbert, 29, Esteban Hernandez, 34, and Isaj Jimenez, 8, were identified as the other three in the kayak, reported the Tampa Bay Times.

The kayak was headed back to shore when it flipped, officials said.

The Manatee Sheriff’s Office said initially that deputies were assisting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with a search-and-rescue off Emerson Point on Snead Island.

“2 kayaks capsized while returning to a dock, 3 people were rescued, but a 3-year-old child is still missing,” the office stated.

In an update on Saturday night, the office added: “Rescue crews have recovered the body of a 3-year-old Hispanic boy, who went missing when the kayak he was on capsized near Snead Island. The child appears to have drowned. FWC is continuing their investigation.” The commission hasn’t commented on the death.