NC middle school teacher goes missing in lake; search efforts underway

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (WFMY) – Rescuers will resume their search for a missing teacher at Kernersville Lake Park on Friday morning.

Chief Deputy Brad Stanley with the Forsyth County Sheriffs Office says the victim went missing while boating on the lake on Thursday afternoon.

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Krishawn Jamar Noble, 23, rented a paddle boat Thursday morning at the park.

About an hour later, investigators say someone spotted the boat unoccupied in the lake.

That patron alerted parks staff who quickly went to check it out.

Michael Anderson with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation says the staff members noticed that Noble left his wallet and a cooler in the boat but he was no where to be found.

Investigators also noticed that Noble left his life jacket in the boat.

“Nobody saw him,” said Anderson. “We asked all the patrons if they saw him get off the boat or if they saw where he went to and nobody saw anything.”

Crews spent all afternoon searching the water with dogs and searching the woods on foot.

Still, nobody knows why Noble went missing.

Noble also left his car in the parking lot at the lake.

Investigators are searching and processing the items he left in his car — hoping to find something that leads them to him.

That patron alerted parks staff who quickly went to check it out.

Michael Anderson with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation says the staff members noticed that Noble left his wallet and a cooler in the boat but he was no where to be found.

Investigators also noticed that Noble left his life jacket in the boat.

“Nobody saw him,” said Anderson. “We asked all the patrons if they saw him get off the boat or if they saw where he went to and nobody saw anything.”

The search was called off when the sun went down — but authorities will be back first thing Friday morning to pick up where they left off.

“We were involved in a similar search at Tanglewood earlier this year. We’re used to it. The response that we get from the sheriff’s office is very good and the same with EMS. Our rescue teams are very good and very thorough,” said Anderson. “They really take their jobs at heart.”

They’re hoping someone out there saw something and will step up to help.

“Of course, we’re very concerned that we haven’t been able to find him,” said Anderson. “We’re concerned for the family. We’re just trying to make sure we come up with some sort of resolution and determine if he’s somewhere else or if he’s here and really determine what happened to him.”

The park will remain closed on Friday as investigators continue their search.

Noble is a first year teacher at East Forsyth Middle School.

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