Lake Norman drowning victim identified

- Cornelius police are investigating a drowning on Lake Norman.

The incident happened in the 21200 block of Island Forest Dr. around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials say Shakira Varner, 27, and another woman were on a private dock on Lake Norman when Varner fell into the water and did not resurface.

She was under water for approximately 10 minutes, according to officials.

Varner was then transported to CMC Main and later died.

The incident is still under investigation.

FOX 46 Charlotte will provide continuing coverage.


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