Police: Carpenter saved 6-year-old from drowning in lake
WITTENBURG, NC (AP) — Police in North Carolina are praising carpenters who worked to rescue a child from downing in a nearby lake.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Thursday that the incident occurred Dec. 27 on a lake that’s about an hour north of Charlotte.
Police said the three men were remodeling a house when they thought they heard a cat screaming. They realized it was a child screaming from Lake Hickory.
Carpenter Scott Lingerfelt jumped into the water fully clothed and swam 40 yards to reach the child.