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Teen dead after drowning in Patrick County

Published On: Jul 05 2014 01:08:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2014 01:21:51 PM EDT

UPDATED: 7/5/14 1:20 p.m.

The Patrick County Sheriff has released the name of the drowning victim.

He is 18-year-old Kerion Jykeem Witcher.

Here is the release from the Patrick County Sheriff:

A Martinsville man drowned Friday afternoon at Fairystone State Park , according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith. Kerion Jykeem Witcher, 18, of Circle Drive, was found at 5 pm by lifeguards in approximately 15 feet of water. The Sheriff indicated that Witcher's body was recovered near the diving area. Rescue personnel attempted unsuccessfully to revive  Witcher.was transported to Pioneer Hospital in Stuart where he was pronounced dead.


A Martinsville teen is dead after drowning at Fairy Stone State Park.

It happened Friday afternoon in Patrick County.

Sargent Karl Martin with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tells WDBJ7, a 18-year-old man was found in the swimming area of the lake by a lifeguard.

Martin says even though crews tried to revive him, the teen was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.