Missing swimmer dies from drowning on Lake Norman

Published: Aug. 22, 2021 at 4:53 PM EDT
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - A missing swimmer died after being recovered from Lake Norman Sunday afternoon.

The drowning happened around 3 p.m. off of Lake Campus Drive in Mooresville.

Officials say they were called for a missing swimmer on Lake Norman. Crews searched for about 40 minutes before finding the swimmer. Around 3:46 p.m., the swimmer was pronounced dead.

N.C. Wildlife officials confirmed that the swimmer was a woman.

Davidson College officials identified the woman as Whitney Brooke Wilkins from Greenville, South Carolina. Wilkins was an adult guest of a college retiree’s family.

The swimmer was found underwater and unresponsive.

Officials say rescue personnel performed CPR but ultimately pronounced the swimmer dead at the scene.

No other information was provided.

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