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Missouri Teen Drowns at Norfork Lake

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - A Missouri teenager in Mountain Home for a baseball tournament died over the weekend when he didn't resurface after a jump from a bluff on Norfork Lake.

Baxter County sheriff's officials say 16-year-old Nicholas "Drew" Summers of Marshfield, Missouri, drowned Saturday at Bidwell Point Park at the lake. 

The sheriff's office says Summers was in Mountain Home to play in an American Legion baseball tournament over the weekend. 

Witnesses said the youth jumped at about 4:15 p.m. from the bluff and landed on his stomach and side and surfaced a short time later and then went back under.  Summers was found about a half-hour later by a member of the Gamaliel Fire Department who was on the lake in his boat at the time of the incident.

The sheriff's office says Summers was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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