Body found in Nantahala Lake

News, Press Release

MACON COUNTY, NC – On Tuesday, July 27, the MCSO, NC Wildlife officers, Macon County Emergency Management, Medical Examiner, and members of Nantahala Fire & Rescue were involved in an incident after an individual reported finding a body in the Nantahala Lake.

Deputies immediately responded to the area along with members of the Nantahala Fire & Rescue. Investigators with MCSO & NCWRC were able to locate a residence near the lake that the occupant hadn’t been seen since shortly after he arrived at the home on Sunday. Investigators found items on a dock near the residence that appeared someone may have been in the process of fishing. MCSO investigators and the medical examiner were able to identify the individual found deceased.

There is no foul play suspected at this time but an autopsy is scheduled to be conducted. Family members of the deceased have been contacted by investigators and out of respect for the family, the gentleman’s identity will not be released at this time by the MCSO while the family is in the process of contacting other family members and friends.

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