First Drip (6/22/15): Teenage camp counselor drowns in Lake Wylie


A 19-year-old counselor at Camp Thunderbird drowned in Lake Wylie overnight, after he reportedly jumped off the Buster Boyd Bridge with another counselor. Authorities say the two men jumped into the water around 2 a.m. this morning. One of the boys did not resurface, and his body was found by rescue crews after a two-hour search. 

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced over the weekend that he and the Panthers organization are donating $100,000 to victims of last week's shooting in Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. The owner said $10,000 should be given to each of the nine victims' families and the remaining $10,000 should be given to the church as a memorial. Richardson said the money is being given to show the team's solidarity with the community. 

Police do not know who was in a car that was struck by a train in southeast Charlotte this morning. Authorities believe the driver of the vehicle, which was struck on Thermal Road and knocked 100 yards down the track, fled the scene following the wreck. 

A Wilkes County Sheriff's Deputy was shot this morning while investigating a shooting, according to Wilkes County EMS. The deputy was reportedly responding to a shots fired call on River Ridge Road in Jonesville. Two people had been shot in an altercation before the deputy arrived on scene. As of 8:30 a.m., reports said the suspect was on the loose but police "had an eye on him in the woods." 

In an episode of the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron released on Monday morning, President Barack Obama spoke about guns and race in America in relation to the Charleston church shooting. Obama said America is not cured of racism and that societies can't "erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years ago" overnight. He also said he was "disgusted" with Congress for not acting to pass stricter gun control laws following the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. The podcast is available on iTunes. 

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