Emergency crews reportedly say a young man was visiting friends fishing on Fountain Hill Lake in Lenoir County, NC when he jumped into the water and tried to swim to a raft, but didn't make it back to land.
Several boats searched for the youth, and dive teams and a number of law enforcement agencies combed both water and land for the teen. Fountain Hill Lake is reported to be 30 feet deep in some spots, making rescue -- or recovery -- more difficult.
Fearing the worst, the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office is waiting to release the man's name until his body is recovered. Crews say will continue the search.
Family of the youth will certainly seek answers should he not be found alive. The Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by a Houston personal injury attorney, has substantial experience in water-related accidents and death litigation. For more information, contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C. today.