One person is dead, the body found in the shallow waters of a Lake Norman boat ramp off of Pebble Bay Drive in Sherrills Ford, according to Catawba County Sherriff’s Office Lt. Aaron Turk.
The Hickory Record interviewed Catawba County Sherriff’s Office Lt. Aaron Turk about the incident, who said his department received a distress call about a submerged car in Lake Norman just before 4pm yesterday afternoon.
“When we arrived, we found the vehicle… with its front tires in the water,” Turk told the Record. “A person was lying in the water up underneath the front of the vehicle just adjacent to the front of the vehicle.”
Emergency crews used life-support efforts, but they were unsuccessful at resuscitating the man.
Police are now conducting a full-scale criminal investigation. They have not yet released the name of the deceased man.