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Search resumes for possible drowning victim at Mountain Island Lake

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John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Family and friends huddled beneath umbrellas as a CFD search team looks for the remains of a drowning victim under the Hwy 16 bridge Friday morning.

Officials in Gaston County resumed their search of Mountain Island Lake Friday morning for a possible drowning victim who jumped from the N.C. 16 Mountain Island Bridge on Thursday night.

Officials said the possible drowning was reported around 7:30 p.m. after they believe the man jumped for recreational fun, rather than as an attempted suicide.

Charlotte Fire Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are assisting in the search, joining Gaston police and the Lucia Riverbend Fire Departments, among others.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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