The body of a drowning victim at Lake Norman has been located several feet away from where she was last seen.
36-year-old Elisabeth Anna Burford of Rock Ola Lane in Lincolnton and a friend had been swimming off a pier on the 4600 block of Mitchell Lane in Denver. The man told authorities that he went inside the residence and when he returned the woman was missing. She was reported missing at about 4:15 p.m.
Sherrill’s Ford Fire & Rescue divers located the body at 6:40 p.m. several feet from the end of the pier. She was identified and the family has been notified.
The Denver Fire Department, Sherrill’s Ford Fire & Rescue, the East Lincoln Fire Department, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Officers, Lincoln County E.M.S. and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies all responded to the scene.