Missing teen's body found in Lake Lavon

LAKE LAVON -- The Collin County game warden says the body of a 17-year-old has been recovered after he disappeared during a church youth group outing.

The teen was recovered at about 6 p.m. by the Wylie Fire Department Monday, located by sonar from the game warden. The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the teen as Demarcus White. An autopsy is pending. 

Severe weather late Sunday halted the search on Lake Lavon. Officials presumed the teen drowned after jumping off the roof of a party barge. His name hasn't been released.

Captain Tony Norton confirmed to WFAA that emergency dispatchers in Collin County received a call shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday stating a member of a church youth group did not resurface after jumping into the water.

"He was not wearing a life jacket," Norton said.

Norton said the dive team from the Wylie Fire Department led the search on the north end of the lake near Clear Lake Park.

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