Drowning: Body pulled from Catawba River after boat capsized with 4 aboard

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FOX 46 Charlotte 

One person drowned and three people were rescued in a boating accident early Monday morning on the Catawba River along the Mecklenburg-Gaston County line, authorities confirm. 

The rescue happened around 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 20 at Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park in Belmont. 

Belmont Police said a small boat, carrying four people, was coming back to shore following a camping trip on a small island when it began taking on water. Three people made it to shore and a fourth person tragically drowned, police confirm. 

Rescue crews were able to locate and pull the body from the Catawba River Monday afternoon. No word on the person's identity at this time. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating this tragic incident.