Deputies identify body of teenage jet skier in Lake Down

Teen’s friend was rushed to Health Central in Ocoee

UPDATE: Crews find body of teenage jet skier in Lake Down
UPDATE: Crews find body of teenage jet skier in Lake Down

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Orange County deputies have identified the teenager who died during a jet ski accident Thursday night in Lake Down in Windermere.

The marine unit of the sheriff’s office found Jeffery Barksdale, 17, around 2:53 p.m. on Friday.

Deputies said no foul play is suspected.

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Barksdale and his friend were on a jet ski around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when they both fell off, according to deputies.

The friend was rescued, but the teen never resurfaced, according to investigators.

The teen’s friend was taken to Health Central in Ocoee.

Crews searching for missing boater in Lake Down in Windermere
Crews searching for missing boater in Lake Down in Windermere

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