13-year-old drowns in Lake Carolina

Jaylan Antonio Jones

BLYTHEWOOD – A 13-year-old Lake Carolina boy, Jaylan Jones, slipped into the lake around 2 p.m. on Sunday and drowned, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. His body was recovered about 4:30 p.m. that afternoon.

According to Lt. Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, a friend told deputies he and Jones were playing in the spillway near the dam when Jones slipped and fell into the lake.

The friend called 911 and led first responders to the site where Jones went under water.

Jones was a seventh grader at Kelly Mill Middle School.


  1. JoAnn Guenther says

    Condolences and Prayers to the family🙏🏽

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