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

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    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. 

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    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.

    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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