Body of missing 13-year-old boy recovered from Kansas lake

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities have recovered the body of  a 13-year-old boy in Clinton Lake in the Lawrence area.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says Jayion Harris-Jordan went underwater Thursday while swimming near the outlet at the lake. His body was recovered Friday morning not far from where he disappeared. 

The Lawrence teen had been playing in the water with others when he went under. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the people with the boy lost track of him.

This is a very difficult time for his family and friends and our thoughts are with them," the sheriff's office said on Twitter.

Multiple agencies and a helicopter searched for the boy until darkness fell Thursday and the search resumed Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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