Drowning victim remembered in Worthington

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (WTVN) -- Worthington residents are mourning the sudden death of a popular teenager.

Nearly one-thousand people gathered Tuesday night at Thomas Worthington High School to remember Eric Clark.

The 16-year old was on a school trip with the basketball team in South Carolina last weekend when he drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Clark was remembered as a leader whose example was followed by his classmates.

(NBC NewsRadio contributed to this story.)