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18-year-old missing at Sugar Lake found dead, sheriff says

Posted July 25

— A man who went missing Wednesday at Sugar Lake has been found dead, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

The body of 18-year-old Gabriel "Boone" Cummins, of Pittsboro, was recovered from the Chatham County lake around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The unofficial cause of death appears to be drowning, according to the sheriff.

Cummins went missing between 1 and 2 a.m. on July 19.

Authorities utilized bloodhounds, boats, rescue divers and sonar tools to look for the missing teen. Water depths in some areas of the lake are over 100 feet.


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  • Marie Brandsdorfer Jul 25, 5:42 p.m.
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    Praying for his family. So heartbreaking.

  • Barbara Horton Jul 25, 12:45 p.m.
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    so sad, Prayers to the family. I was hoping this young man would be found alive.