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Beaufort teen drowns Colleton County

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COLLETON CO., SC (WTOC) -

A 13-year-old from Beaufort has died over the weekend in a drowning.

The Colleton County coroner says Norman "Kirk" Kirkland Junior was swimming with his family in the Ashepoo River Saturday when it happened.

Authorities were called out to Crosby Boat landing at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 

They say Kirkland went under the water and never resurfaced.

His body was found by divers an hour later.

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