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Crews recover body of teen who fell off Jet Ski on Lake Down

Photo: Anastasia Taioglou
Photo: Anastasia Taioglou

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say rescue crews on Friday recovered the body of a teen who fell off a Jet Ski he was riding with a friend a day earlier on Lake Down in central Florida.

Officials say the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit found the boy’s body just before 3 p.m.

No foul play was suspected. Officials say the 17-year-old and his friend both fell into the water Thursday morning.

Investigators say the friend was later rescued, but the 17-year-old never resurfaced.

The friend was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not released. Lake Down is in Windermere, which is near Orlando.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.