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Divers find bodies of SC, Va. youths in NC lake

Jul 21, 2010 6:21:00 AM - thestate.com
Divers have found the bodies of a Virginia teen and a South Carolina boy in a North Carolina lake.

Multiple media outlets reported that divers found the bodies in Lake Norman northwest of Charlotte on Tuesday, where they had been missing since Sunday.

Officials say the bodies were those of 17-year-old Derrick Alante Porter of Chesapeake, Va., and 11-year-old Eric Christian Belin of South Carolina. His hometown was not available.

Officials haven't said if the boys were wearing life jackets.

Officials say the boys had been swimming off a boat in the lake with two other boys. One of the boys began to struggle and tried to climb back on the boat but slipped under the water. Another boat picked up two boys but the fourth also disappeared under the water.

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