Body of 13-year-old boy recovered from Mountain Island Lake, police say

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The body of a missing 13-year-old boy was recovered from Mountain Island Lake Sunday, according to Huntersville authorities. 

The boy was located not too far from where police said he originally went missing. 

A search began earlier in the day following reports of a missing teen swimmer on the lake, Huntersville Fire Department said.  

Authorities said the boy fell off a boat that was anchored and was not wearing a life vest. He was not the only one on the boat, although it's not confirmed who he was on the boat with.

The teen was the only one to jump off the boat and into the water, according to officials. 

Huntersville Fire Department responded to the call within minutes on Sunday, and requested additional assistance from the Charlotte Fire Department, Long Creek Fire Department and Cook Community Fire Department.

No further details have been released at this time.