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Woman's body found in Lake Norman after drowning, officials say

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Officials have identified a 36-year-old woman they say drowned in a Lake Norman cove on Tuesday.

Rescue crews were called to the cove, which is on the 4600 block of Mitchell Lane, near Webbs Chapel Church Road in Denver, at 4:15 p.m.

Officials said that the woman, later identified as Elisabeth Anna Burford of Linconton, was last seen swimming in the lake. A man she was with went inside a house, and reported that she had disappeared when he returned.

Rescue boats were called to the scene and searched for Burford. Divers located her body, which they say was only several feet from where she was last seen, at 6:40 p.m.

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