Body of man found on High Rock Lake identified - | WBTV Charlotte

Body of man found on High Rock Lake identified

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

A man who went missing on High Rock Lake near Salisbury Sunday evening, and whose body was later found, has been identified by deputies as George Wayne Pickler.

Rowan County Rescue says a drowning call came around 5:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Saint Matthews Church Road. The area is near the Tamarac Marina.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office says Pickler was repairing his boat when he fell in the water and didn't resurface. His body was found around midnight.

Three emergency services boats and two law enforcement boats were on scene, as well as a total of nine divers in the water searching for Pickler.

The West Liberty Fire Department, Rowan Rescue Squad, and Miller's Ferry Fire Department assisted in the search.

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