• 66°

Man dies on High Rock Lake after possible seizure, fall into water

By Shavonne Potts
shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com

HIGH ROCK LAKE — A man died Monday after authorities said he fell into a cove on High Rock Lake after experiencing a possible seizure.

Miller’s Ferry Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Fox said the man, whose name was not immediately available, was doing landscaping at a home on Rendleman Road, located off of Long Ferry Road.

Fox said the man and his brother own a private landscaping company and were contracted to work at 375 Rendleman Road. Rescue personnel were dispatched to the area at 2:50 p.m., arrived at the scene at 2:56 pm and found him six minutes later about 15 feet from where he fell into the water. The man fell into about 3 feet of water, Fox said.

He said the victim was trimming grass around the edge of the water, according to the man’s brother. Fox said the last time the man’s brother saw him was about 2:30 p.m.

The victim’s brother was mowing the lawn. He found his brother’s shirt at the edge of the water. The trimmer was in the water. It’s believed the victim was in the water about 45 minutes before rescue personnel found him.

Miller’s Ferry Fire Department provided a boat so that rescuers could get to the victim. The boat docked at an access point at the Rowan Shrine Club.

Miller’s Ferry Fire Department, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Rowan Rescue Squad and Rowan EMS all responded to the incident.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. No other details were immediately available.

Comments

Business

County commissioners delay consideration of new events center in China Grove

Coronavirus

New COVID-19 outbreak emerges at N.C. State Veterans Home, another declared over

Crime

Police: Two armed men rob local convenience store

Crime

Blotter: Local woman swindled out of hundreds in gift card scam

News

‘People are the parade’: Salisbury’s annual Christmas parade reinvents itself in year of coronavirus

News

Commissioners grant permit, allow Reaper’s Realm to continue operations for remainder of Halloween season

Elections

Republican Rep. Budd maintains fundraising lead over Democratic challenger Huffman

Local

City council to consider ‘Share 2 Care’ fund for locals behind on water, sewer payments

Education

None speak against closure during hearing to shutter Faith Elementary

Crime

Blotter: Police find car windows shot out, bullet holes in home on West Horah Street

Crime

Five held at gunpoint in East Lafayette Street robbery

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask questions about Shober Bridge, voting safeguards

Elections

Political notebook: More than 1.4 million votes cast already in North Carolina

Elections

‘Souls to the polls’: More than 1,300 cast ballots on first Sunday of early voting

Crime

Crime blotter: Salisbury man faces charges for firing shotgun in city limits, drug possession

Local

Search continues for missing hiker from Asheville

Local

A stroll through the scarecrows: fall-themed activity draws visitors to NC Transportation Museum

Elections

Despite scandal, Cunningham maintains small lead in Senate race; supporters say policy positions more important

Lifestyle

Rowan Helping Ministries golf tournament raises $20,000

Local

Town of Spencer forging ahead five years after drafting plans for Park Plaza

Business

Biz Roundup: RCCC to host conference on diversity, equity and inclusion

Business

Elderberry syrup: the popular purple product that has become a mainstay in local stores

Local

Trinity Oaks to host Halloween Spooktacular

Entertainment

Lee Street theatre improves virus prevention tactics, “determined” for ‘Fun Home’ to open