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Body of boater recovered after collision on Lake Norman

Agencies urge safety when boating and driving

A bevy of law enforcement agencies gathered at Blythe Landing on Lake Norman to urge driving and boating safety want them to love it safely. They kicked off "2016 On the road. On the Water Campaign" by reminding the public about the dangers of ope
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A bevy of law enforcement agencies gathered at Blythe Landing on Lake Norman to urge driving and boating safety want them to love it safely. They kicked off "2016 On the road. On the Water Campaign" by reminding the public about the dangers of ope

Divers on Tuesday recovered the body of a boater who was involved in a two-boat collision on Lake Norman late Monday night.

Huntersville Fire Department said the two boats collided just after 11 p.m. Monday near Blythe Landing, off Weatherly Lane.

Two people were on each boat, and three of the four were found by responders and taken to Carolinas Medical Center, according to reports.

Dive teams and emergency responders searched for the missing fourth boater until 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The search resumed at 9 a.m.

Shortly after 6 p.m., the fire department tweeted: “We’ve identified a high probability target. Dive Team is on scene, moving to Dive on target now – at Blythe Landing Park.”

Divers recovered the body shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to multiple media outlets at the scene.

Helping in the search were the Charlotte Fire Department, Denver Fire Department, Cornelius-Lemey Fire Rescue, Cornelius Police Department and Huntersville Police Department.

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