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GROVE OAK, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia teenager has died after officials say he jumped off a rock into a creek at an Alabama park.

DeKalb County, Alabama Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Michael Edmonson tells local news outlets that 18-year-old Mason Tompkins of Acworth died Saturday afternoon at High Falls Park.

Edmonson says Tompkins had jumped off of one of the higher rocks at the park into the creek. He didn't resurface.

Tompkins' official cause of death is under investigation.

Tompkins graduated from Harrison High School in Acworth in 2017. He was expected to study political science and play football at Berry College.

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An earlier version of this report incorrectly said High Falls Park is a state park.

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