Milledgeville teen drowns in Lake Sinclair

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Baldwin County teen is dead after he drowned in Lake Sinclair over the weekend.

17-year-old Andre Mason Jr. was with a group of friends swimming when he went under water and never resurfaced.

Sgt. Bo Kelly, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, says Mason’s life jacket “somehow came off.”

Dive teams found Mason’s body Monday morning.

“Even if you’re a good swimmer, have a working life jacket or safety flotation device if you’re going to be out on open water,” Kelly warned.

Another incident where a man almost drowned happened on Saturday at Rocky Creek Park.  The man’s girlfriend revived him.

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