Body of missing boater found in Sherrills Ford area of Lake Norman

- Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies and North Carolina Wildlife officers found the body of a boater that went missing yesterday in the Sherrills Ford area of Lake Norman.

Local authorities say the search ended before 10:00 p.m. on Monday when the missing man's body was found in water less than 10-feet deep. The body was in the same cove in which his boat was normally docked.

Local authorities began searching Monday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. after being told by family members that the man had not returned as expected earlier in the day. He was last seen at 4:30 a.m. on his boat.

Also participating in the search was Sherrills Ford – Terrell Fire and Rescue, and Mooresville Fire Department.

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