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Authorities find body of Charlotte man in lake near Raleigh

Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 5:44 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Authorities in North Carolina say they have found the body of a 30-year-old Charlotte man who drowned in a lake outside of Raleigh.

The News & Observer reported Sunday that Jamal Brinson was found after a 24-hour search in Falls Lake.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said Brinson drowned Saturday afternoon near the Highway 50 boat ramp.

Witnesses said Brinson was part of a group of friends that rented a boat.

He drowned after he jumped into the lake to get a piece of clothing that had been blown off the vessel.

Investigators said they are continuing to gather information about the incident.

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