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Divers look for teen in Henderson County lake

TUXEDO, N.C. (AP) – Divers are searching for a Hendersonville teen presumed drowned in Lake Summit in Henderson County near a railroad bridge where teens often jump into the water.

Authorities said 19-year-old Traverious “Tre” Carter was swimming Monday evening when he started shouting for help. Investigators say his friends couldn’t rescue him before he went under.

Officials say the area of the lake has a railroad bridge where teens often trespass to jump in the lake.

Authorities say divers are struggling to find Carter because the water is up to 80 feet deep and the water temperature is just 40 degrees, meaning they can only stay under for about 15 minutes at a time.

Intermittent heavy rain has also slowed down finding Carter.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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