HESSTON - The body of a Huntingdon-area teen who is believed to have drowned Saturday at Raystown Lake was recovered Tuesday evening.
Clay Bishop, 16, who would have been a junior this year at Huntingdon Area High School, was a wrestler and played golf for the school, wrestling coach Jon Mykut said.
"Clay was a great kid," he said. "His smile was contagious and lit up a room. As a wrestler, he was one of the hardest workers we had."
Bishop jumped from a nearly 27-foot cliff located on Susquehannock Island at the lake Saturday, state police at Huntingdon said. He went into the water feet first and did not surface.
On the third day of searching, unmanned submarines searching in the area where Bishop entered the water finally located the teen's body, and divers made the recovery, police said.
Mykut said Bishop was responsible and a team player.
"We're definitely going to miss him a great deal," he said.
The boy's body was recovered Tuesday evening, Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum said.
Divers had once again taken to the water in what officials described as a search and recovery effort Tuesday.
Police are still investigating what they are calling an accidental death pending an autopsy.
Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company and Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency officials searching the waters near the Susquehannock Campground in the Seven Points area of Raystown Lake requested outside assistance shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Huntingdon emergency officials said.
Divers from the Jackson East Taylor Township Water Rescue Team in Cambria County were dispatched to the lake at 1:35 p.m., Cambria County 911 officials said.
Seventeen agencies, including five dive teams, were called to the scene.
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