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Raleigh family mourns man missing at Lake Gaston

Posted September 1, 2010
Updated September 4, 2010

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— A Raleigh man will be laid to rest Monday, more than a week after he went missing while swimming in Lake Gaston.

Karl Besas, 24, went missing while swimming and boating with a group of friends off Blue Bird Point in Littleton on Aug. 27. Firefighters found his body in the water five days later. Foul play was not suspected.

A funeral service will be held for Besas at Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary at 10 a.m. Monday.

Besas' family issued a statement saying he was "a beautiful, beloved son."

"Karl was a wonderful son and brother and was loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him. He touched us all and will be greatly missed.”

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  • wralgolo2 Sep 2, 2010

    Karl, you will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

    Prayers for the Besas family.

  • dianebearden Sep 1, 2010

    I am so sorry for your lose. Keep him in your heart. GOD bless his family and friends.