Emergency crews planned to resume their search on Saturday morning for a person who fell off an inner tube on Lake Norman and never resurfaced.
Charlotte .Fire Department divers joined responders from lake area fire departments in the search on Friday night. All of the departments used sonar in an area off Staghorn Court in Cornelius, a fire official told reporters at the scene.
About 8:30 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to a “watercraft distress” scene involving a person missing from a pontoon boat, a fire official told reporters at the scene,.
“We are actively searching,” Cornelius Fire Capt. E.J. McCormick told Observer news partner WBTV on Friday night. “We have search-and-rescue grids set up. If the person was thrown off the boat, whatever they were being on, we can search that area if they’re lost. We’re actively searching underwater areas as well.”
The person wasn’t wearing a life jacket, WSOC reported. A rental boat was pulling the person on the tube, according to the station.
This is a developing story.