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Search for White Lake drowning victim ends for tonight; will resume in morning

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37th-Annual-White-Lake-Water-Festival1A search for a drowning victim at White Lake has ended for the night due to an approaching thunderstorm and darkness. The search is expected to resume on Sunday morning.

 

According to Assistant Bladen Coroner Kenneth Clark, a 30-year-old male was riding on boat on the lake that was towing another male on a tube when he entered the water from the boat. Clark said the man has not been seen since.

 

The search began at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Agencies participating in the search included White Lake Police Department, White Lake Fire, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and NC Parks and Recreation officials.