Missing man, last seen doing yard work, dies in drowning in Rowan County

Person drowns in High Rock Lake

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A missing man who was last seen doing yard work died in a drowning in Rowan County Monday.

The man, identified Tuesday as 34-year-old Jamie Ray Heun, was reported missing at 2:49 p.m. off Rendleman Road in Wildwood Acres. This is near the Shrine Club on High Rock Lake in Rowan County.

Rowan emergency officials say Heun was a landscaping contractor who was working in the area. Officials say he may have had a seizure while weed eating on the edge of the lake and then fell into the water.

Several emergency responders went to the scene and found Heun in the water at 3:24 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and believe Heun was in the water for about 45 minutes.

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