NC Wildlife: Officials identify man whose body was found in Lake Norman

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The body of a man who went missing Saturday afternoon on Lake Norman has been recovered, according to North Carolina Wildlife officials.

Troutman Fire and Rescue said its crews responded around 3 p.m. Saturday to search for a man who may have drowned in the area of Lake Norman State Park. Officials suspended the search that night due to weather but resumed the next day.

At around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, the body of the missing man, later identified as Kadeem McGrier, was found, according to NC Wildlife.

Wildlife officials said Sunday that McGrier jumped off the back of a pontoon boat and never resurfaced. He was found on the Catawba County side of the lake, according to NC Wildlife.

Several agencies -- including Sherrills Ford Fire and Rescue, Mooresville Fire and Rescue and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office -- assisted with the search.

No other details have been released at this point.

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