Agencies urge safety when boating and driving
A man jumped off a pontoon boat to swim in Lake Norman and never resurfaced Saturday afternoon, media outlets reported.
Jeffery Wayne Cooper Jr., of Windsor, who was in his early 30s, died Saturday, the (Statesville) Record & Landmark reported.
The water was 59 feet deep where the man went in near Lake Norman State Park in Troutman, Charlotte Observer news partner WBTV reported.
Emergency crews recovered the man’s body just before 6 p.m., the Record & Landmark reported.
Dozens of rescuers from numerous agencies responded after someone reported a missing boater at about 2:30 p.m., according to WSOC-TV.
About a dozen people were on the boat the time, WBTV reported.