Divers search Chatham County lake for missing teen

Gabriel Boone Cummins (Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities are searching for a teen who went missing near Sugar Lake in Pittsboro Wednesday evening, according to a release from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, North Chatham Fire and Rescue, and First Health all responded to the area of 300 Sugar Lake Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday in an effort to located 18-year-old Gabriel Boone Cummins.

Cummins, of Pittsboro was last seen near Sugar Lake between 1 and 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Friday morning, divers search Sugar Lake but officials said nothing was found.

“Right now, he’s categorized as a missing person, until we find more information,” said Mjr. Charles Gardner with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. “We’ve had previous drownings here in this area and it’s now an area that a person can be charged for trespassing if they’re in this area because it’s unsafe.”

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Gabriel Boone Cummins is asked to contact the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office at 919-542-2911.


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