Jamari Smith, a star basketball and football player at Lee High School and recent Class of 2020 graduate, drowned Wednesday afternoon, according to Lee football coach Eric Hudson.
Auburn police said that a Montgomery 18-year-old died in an accidental drowning in the lake area of Chewacla State Park in Auburn.
Police and Auburn firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the area about 4:30 p.m. The victim was pulled from the water by first responders, Assistant Chief of Police Clarance Stewart said.
First responders immediately performed CPR and he was taken to the emergency room at the East Alabama Medical Center. The teen was ultimately pronounced dead at the hospital, Stewart said.