Man drowns in lake at former Pittsboro quarry
Posted July 17
Pittsboro, N.C. — A man died Wednesday night while swimming in a lake at a closed quarry in Pittsboro, authorities said.
Jarrell Octavious Thigpen, 20, was with two friends at Sugar Lake at about 6 p.m. when he went under the water and didn't resurface, authorities said.
Divers found Thigpen but were unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead at UNC Hospitals, authorities said.
Sugar Lake is privately owned and not open to the public, they said.