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Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier
Youth turned up missing after boating accident Saturday night
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A body of a Buford teen who authorities feared drowned following a boating accident Saturday night near the Dawson-Hall County line has been recovered.

Trevor Jones, 14, was found at 1:10 p.m. during what had been a search of waters off Toto Creek Park, which is off Ga. 136/Price Road, said Melissa Cummings, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The boy was reported missing after two boats collided shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday evening. At least two others were injured in the collision.

Ensuing rescue efforts were called off after dark, though emergency personnel remained at the scene until after 11 p.m.

In all, 15 people were aboard the two vessels, Cummings said.

Kaitlyn Smith, 13, of Social Circle, was flown by helicopter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Jack Struve, 57, of Cumming, suffered a jaw injury and was taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.

All three victims were on the same boat, Cummings said.

Dive teams from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Hall County Sheriff's Office met at Toto Creek Park early Sunday morning to coordinate and resume the search.

Other agencies involved in the search included Dawson County Emergency Service's K-9 Strike Team and the U.S. Corps of Engineers

Chaplains from the DNR and the Dawson sheriff's office were also on the scene to comfort members of the teen's family.

The deadly boat wreck remains under investigation by DNR, according to Cummings.

Staff writer Michele Hester contributed to this report.