Police: Body of 22-year-old man recovered in North Carolina

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Rescue crews recovered the body of a swimmer who drowned in the Catawba River in Gaston County on July 19, 2020. (Photo: WSOC)

MOUNT HOLLY, NC (AP) — Authorities say they recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a lake in North Carolina after they were called about a possible drowning.

The Mount Holly Police Chief said in a news release witnesses told police the man and another person were swimming in Mountain Island Lake Sunday when the victim went under the water and never resurfaced.

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The victim was found after a search of the area and declared dead at the scene.

Authorities have not released his identity.