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Drifting boat at Harris Lake leads to search for missing person

Posted October 9

— The Wake County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a missing person’s case at Harris Lake on Monday evening.

Authorities said they received a report of a boat drifting on the lake with nobody inside at about 1:45 p.m.

The boat was registered to Ellis Rodney McCoy, deputies said, but they do not know if he was the person on the boat before it was found.

Authorities said the incident is being treated as a boating accident.

The search was suspended Monday night and was expected to resume Tuesday morning.


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  • Deborah Turner Oct 10, 10:28 a.m.
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    Water level down 3 1/2 feet in Harris. Lot of exposed stumps and very shallow areas that will cause potential hazards to any boater on this lake. // Raymond Turner

  • Jim Dunn Oct 10, 9:53 a.m.
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    Hoping for the best. Used to work with Rodney at Aviat Networks where he was shipping/receiving manager. Good honest man that would help anyone who asked. Prayers for his family.