Body of Union County teen recovered from lake on Saturday morning

06/21/2014 9:46 AM

06/22/2014 12:40 PM

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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