Deputies: Man drowns on Lake Norman after jumping off pontoon boat

Deputies: Man drowns on Lake Norman after jumping off pontoon boat

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — A man drowned on Lake Norman Saturday afternoon after jumping off a pontoon boat and swimming with friends, according to Iredell County Sheriff's deputies.

Iredell County officials responded to an area near the Lake Norman picnic grounds after someone called around 2:30 p.m. to report a drowning.

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Deputies said the man was with a group of about 12 boaters when he jumped off the boat to go swimming but never resurfaced.

According to officials, the man's body was recovered just before 6 p.m.

The victim has not yet been identified.

Authorities added the water was almost 60-feet deep where they found the man's body hours later.

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