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Teenager dies in Thursday night drowning

Published On: Jun 21 2013 11:28:47 AM CDT
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. -

Washington County, Virginia authorities tell us it was 15-year-old Jeffrey Allen Owens from Meadowview that died in a Thursday night drowning.

According to Sheriff Fred Newman, the call came in just before 9 p.m. that night. They say some teens were swimming at a location off of Ahoy Lane near Avens Bridge.

Newman says the boy's body was recovered just after 10 p.m. near the boat dock. The sheriff says his friends tried to rescue him, but were unsuccessful.

Owens body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.