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Body of Union County teen recovered from lake on Saturday morning

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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Effie Knotts, grandmother of Malique Streater, told reporters that she often went fishing with her grandson.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Crews resumed the search Friday morning for the body of an 18-year-old who drowned Thursday evening while fishing with his grandfather on Lake Twitty, northeast of Monroe. The teen has been identified unofficially as Maleck Streater, a rising senior at Forest Hills High in Marshville. About two dozens rescue personnel with Monroe Fire and Police and the Charlotte Fire Department searched Lake Twitty on Friday June 20, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the CFD Dive Team prepare to head out onto Lake Twitty Friday morning. Crews resumed the search Friday morning for the body of an 18-year-old who drowned Thursday evening while fishing with his grandfather on Lake Twitty, northeast of Monroe. The teen has been identified unofficially as Maleck Streater, a rising senior at Forest Hills High in Marshville. About two dozens rescue personnel with Monroe Fire and Police and the Charlotte Fire Department searched Lake Twitty on Friday June 20, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Rescue personnel meet on the banks of Lake Twitty before heading out to search for the body of Maleck Streater, 18, Friday morning. Crews resumed the search Friday morning for the body of an 18-year-old who drowned Thursday evening while fishing with his grandfather on Lake Twitty, northeast of Monroe. The teen has been identified unofficially as Maleck Streater, a rising senior at Forest Hills High in Marshville. About two dozens rescue personnel with Monroe Fire and Police and the Charlotte Fire Department searched Lake Twitty on Friday June 20, 2014.

Divers and other recovery crews on Saturday morning recovered the body of a Union County teen who drowned Thursday evening while fishing with his grandfather at a lake near Monroe.

Authorities confirmed the body of 18-year-old Malique Streater was located in Lake Twitty around 9 a.m.

On Thursday, authorities said he suffered a seizure and fell into the lake a short distance from the dam at the reservoir.

Streater was a rising senior at Forest Hill High School, family members said.

Firefighters from Monroe were joined by a dive team of firefighters from Charlotte in searching the lake.

Peter Hovanec, a spokesman for the city of Monroe, called the search “a great joint effort.”

“They were happy to bring a little closure to the family,” he said.

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