Crime & Courts

1 person drowns at lake in Hickory

One person drowned at Geitner-Rotary Park in Hickory on Monday afternoon.

Hickory police have not released details of the drowning or information about the victim. The Hickory Daily Record reported that the victim was a 19-year-old Lenoir-Rhyne University student, but authorities would not confirm that detail.

Video from television news cameras showed a swarm of officers at a boat landing at the lake. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.