Body of missing 15-year-old JROTC cadet found in North Carolina lake


An investigation is underway in North Carolina after the body of a missing 15-year-old Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) cadet was recovered from a lake on Sunday. 

According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, June 9, deputies responded to Camp Bud Schiele regarding a missing JROTC member.

A group of JROTC cadets were at the lake participating in a swimming exercise when a 15-year-old male cadet went into the water and was not seen again, deputies said.

Dive team members were able to locate and retrieve the body from Lake Lure.

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Camp Bud Schiele sign

Deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday to Camp Bud Schiele on Boy Scout Road in search of the missing 15-year-old. (Camp Bud Schiele via Facebook)

Officials said the teen was there as part of a camp being held by the United States Army ROTC.

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Camp Bud Schiele in North Carolina

An investigation is underway after the body of a missing JROTC cadet was found in a lake at Camp Bud Schiele in North Carolina. (Camp Bud Schiele via Facebook)

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View from lake dock at Camp Bud Schiele

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning incident at Camp Bud Schiele.  (Camp Bud Schiele via Facebook)

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Officials said no foul play is suspected, and the incident appears to be a tragic accident.



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