Canton High School Senior Drowns In Mill Creek Lake

An eighteen year old Canton High School senior who was due to graduate tomorrow night has drowned this afternoon in the Mill Creek Lake in Canton while swimming with his friends.

His name has not yet been released pending notification of his family. Canton Police confirmed the drowning happened around three pm today.

The young man was apparently swimming with some friends when he went under. His friends tried to save him, but were unable to bring him to the surface. Game wardens recovered his body about fifteen to twenty minutes after he went under.

KLTV 7 News will have more for you on this story in our coverage tonight and tomorrow.

Cathryn Khalil /