Teen drowns in private lake

Published 11:49 pm Monday, February 9, 2009

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a drowning in the Sharon community.

Sheriff Alex Hodge said a 17-year-old male juvenile drowned in a private lake on Hidden Lake Road on Saturday after the boat he and a friend from Jones County were riding in reportedly overturned.

The body was recovered after 4 p.m. by Jones County authorities.

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The name of the victim hasn’t been released.

Hodge said the victim was a senior in the Jones County School System.