Crews recover body of missing swimmer in Union County lake

A man was last seen swimming in Lake Monroe.
Crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing in Lake Monroe.
Crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing in Lake Monroe.(WBTV)
Published: Jul. 9, 2022 at 7:08 PM EDT
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - Authorities have found a person who went missing in Lake Monroe, an official at the scene said.

An adult male had been swimming in the lake, but became unable to be located. His body was recovered Saturday evening, but he was no longer alive.

The man was identified as 35-year-old Armando Perez-Cruz.

The official said that it appeared as though the man had attempted to swim from the shore to an island in the lake.

Deputies responded to the scene along with Union EMS and the Monroe and Stack Road Volunteer fire departments at approximately 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

A Charlotte Fire dive team was also spotted at the scene.

Lake Monroe is currently closed to the public and will remain so until an investigation is completed.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Related: One dead after drowning in Lake Norman

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