SHERRILLS FORD – One person is dead, the body found in the shallow waters of a Lake Norman boat ramp off of Pebble Bay Drive in Sherrills Ford, according to Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Aaron Turk.
The name of the deceased has not been released. Turk said deputies received a 911 call around 3:45 p.m. Monday that a vehicle was submerged off the boat access.
“When we arrived, we found the vehicle … with its front tires in the water,” Turk said. “A person was lying in the water up underneath the front of the vehicle just adjacent to the front of the vehicle.”
Turk said deputies and emergency personnel began resuscitative efforts that ultimately proved unsuccessful after advanced life support arrived.
“We’ve only located one person and that’s the person in the water since we arrived,” Turk said. “No one else has claimed to be affiliated with this person.”
The lieutenant said a criminal investigation is underway. When asked if foul play was involved, Turk said “unknown.”