Body of teen pulled from Canton reservoir identified - FOX 13 News

Body of teen pulled from Canton reservoir identified

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CANTON, Ga. -

Authorities in Canton say they have identified the body of a teen pulled from a reservoir on Wednesday.

Canton police say 17-year-old Jon Thomas Bettis was swimming in Hickory Log Reservoir when a friend called 911 at around 1:45 p.m., saying Bettis was having difficulties swimming in the water.

Police say the friend apparently tried get Bettis out of the water, but could not.

Rescue crews searched for hours, and divers found the teen's body underwater at around 5 p.m.

 

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