Teenager drowns in White Lake

Posted by Debra Worley - email

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A teenager died Saturday while swimming in White Lake.

According to Coroner Hubert Kinlaw, 16-year-old Claude Matthew Winters of Stem, North Carolina was swimming at Lanston Beach in White Lake this weekend with a friend when he drowned.

The person he was swimming with reportedly did not notice he was missing for a short period of time.

The teen's death has been ruled an accident.

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