Boy Drowns in WV Lake

Nicholas County authorities are investigating the accidental drowning of a boy at Summersville Lake.

The county sheriff's department said Monday that the boy was swimming Friday night near the Summersville airport when he went under water at 9:30 p.m. and failed to resurface. A dive team recovered the body a short time later.

The boy's name, age and hometown were not released.

Police say the body was sent to the state medical examiner. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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