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UPDATE: Charlotte teen drowned in Montgomery County

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NC Wildlife Officer Garrison confirms a Charlotte teen drowned in Montgomery County on Saturday.

Richard Edward Maxwell III, 18, died at Tuckertown Lake on Saturday afternoon.

Garrison said a group of teenagers jumped off a cliff and were holding on to a floating log when Maxwell saw a snake. 

Maxwell panicked and went under and never came back up according to officers with the NC Wildlife Commission.

Maxwell's friends went back to shore and called 911.

Authorities believe the teen was under water for an hour and a half before his body was recovered.

Swimmers are told not to go in this area.

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