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Alabama teen dies in drowning at state park



An Alabama teenager has died in what authorities are calling an accidental drowning in a state park lake. 

The Lee County coroner's office says 18-year-old Jamari Smith went under the water while swimming with friends at Chewacla State Park in Auburn on Wednesday. Firefighters found him underwater and Smith was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Smith had just graduated from Lee High School in Montgomery, where he was a star basketball and football player. He was set to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham this fall.

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