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15-Year-Old Drowning Victim Identified

We now know the name of the 15-year-old boy who drowned in the Licking River.

It happened near the Milltown Community in Nicholas County.

Chris Watkins apparently went under while swimming with friends.

Another teenager tried to help, but couldn't save Watkins.

Emergency crews spent three hours recovering the teen's body.

Investigators believe an under current in the river may have pulled the boy under causing the drowning.


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