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Georgia college student drowns in Hickory park

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HICKORY, N.C. -

A Georgia student at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory has drowned after jumping into a lake at a park in Hickory.

Officials said 19-year-old Vince Njoku from Woodstock, Georgia, died Monday afternoon while swimming with a group of friends in Lake Hickory.

Officials were called around 5:30 p.m. Monday to Geitner-Rotary Park. Divers found Njoku's body in about 13 feet of water around 7 p.m.

Dean of students Katie Fisher said students who need help can go to the Cornerstone Center at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Njoku had been a running back for Lenoir-Rhyne. Coach Ian Shields issued a statement saying the Njoku was a loved teammate and will be missed both by the team and by the campus.

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