Divers Search for Drowning Victim

7-1-06 – The Carter County dive team is dragging the Healdton Municipal Lake in Carter County, searching for the body of a man believed to have drowned Saturday afternoon.

According to the Healdton police chief, a 34-year-old Healdton man was swimming to a stalled boat around one in the afternoon when he went under. The boater called authorities for help.

Authorities are attempting to notify all family members before releasing the victim’s name.

A sign at the lake indicates that swimming is not allowed. The lake is located just northeast of Healdton.