Charlotte teen identified as Mountain Island Lake apparent drowning victim

- A 15-year-old who is believed to have drowned in Mountain Island Lake on Monday has been identified as A Pao of Charlotte.

According to Mount Holly Police, Pao was swimming when he went missing near the 400 block of Mountain Island Road. His body was recovered in about 15 feet of water, 20 feet from the shoreline, police said.

The NC Medical Examiner’s Office responded and is working to determine the cause of death. Initial statements from witnesses indicate an accidental drowning. 

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