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Fayetteville man drowns at Jordan Lake

Posted December 9, 2012
Updated December 10, 2012

— A Fayetteville man drowned in Jordan Lake Sunday afternoon, Chatham County officials said.

Steven Michael Hux, 61, swam out to get a boat that drifted away from the dock, off W.H. Jones Road, while he was trying to load it. His body was found around 6:10 p.m.

County officials said they believe the chill of the 56-degree water caused Hux to lose function in some of his limbs.


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  • Lady Marksman Dec 10, 9:18 a.m.

    Praying for this man's family and friends. What a terrible tragedy. I hope and pray that this man knew Jesus Christ as his Lord & Saviour.

  • Nauti-dog Dec 10, 8:52 a.m.

    That's too bad. I spend a lot of time on the lake. Great times but the water can be a dangerous place. Hopefully people won't judge his decision too harshly. I fmy boat was drifting off I probably would have went for it too. Thoughts with his family. Gotta be tough