Pictured above: The Huntersville Fire Department responded to Mountain Island Road at Latta Plantation Sunday afternoon to search for a missing swimmer – Picture courtesy of the agency via Twitter (@Huntersville_FD)
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WSIC) – Emergency personnel have located the body of a boy who went missing on Mountain Island Lake Sunday.
The boy was on the water with family when he fell off a boat and disappeared. His body was found shortly after 5:00 Sunday near the site where he went missing. The boat had been anchored offshore near Latta Plantation.
Initial reports indicate the child was thirteen years-old, according to the Huntersville Fire Department. His age has yet to be confirmed with CMPD which will be handling the investigation.
The agency requested additional help Sunday afternoon from the Charlotte, Long Creek and Cook’s Fire Departments.
Stay with WSIC for updates on this developing story.
*Missing Swimmer FINAL Update* Search crews have located the missing boater/swimmer, deceased, not far from the incident scene on Mountain Island Lake. We appreciate the assistance of @CharlotteFD, @CMPD & @MecklenburgEMS. Scene has been turned over to CMPD for investigation. pic.twitter.com/SVM2xGJQSd
— Huntersville Fire (@Huntersville_FD) April 28, 2019