Divers find body in NC lake after possible drowning reported

Google maps image of Lake James near area of the drowning.

NEBO, N.C. (WSPA) – A person drowned at Black Bear Cove on Lake James, according to McDowell County emergency officials.

A call came in at about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday reporting a possible drowning off Lake James Road, near the Black Bear access area.

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McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue, Hankins Fire Department, and McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Divers found the victim under water at about 4:59 p.m., officials said.

The victim has not yet been identified.

N.C. Wildlife and the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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