• 52°

Kannapolis church-group member drowns

Authorities continued to gather information Sunday on an apparent drowning Saturday of a young man in the swimming area at Lake Norman State Park.
The park is located near Troutman in Iredell County.
The identify of the man, said to be in his early 20s, has been held pending notification of family. Language barriers in the case have made some communications difficult, according to reports.
The victim was with a Hispanic church group from Kannapolis. He was among 40 to 50 church members who camped at the state park Friday night.
On Saturday morning, the church members were swimming in a designated area at the park, and the young man was last seen about 10:30 a.m.
No one reported him missing until a person not connected with the group came upon a body at the bottom of the lake just after 1 p.m.
The body was found about 50 feet from the shore in about 6 feet of water.
Lake Norman State Park Superintendent Casey Rhinehart said Sunday he was waiting on a medical examinerís report to determine that the manís death was definitely a drowning and not caused by a medical problem before he went under.
It would be the parkís first drowning this year.

Comments

Comments closed.

Elections

City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections

Business

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan

Enochville

Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire

Crime

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

Coronavirus

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week

Crime

Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits