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Boater Drowns At Jordan Lake

Posted June 24, 2002 7:23 a.m. EDT

— Authorities in Chatham County are investigating a drowning at Jordan Lake.

Authorities received the call around 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Sheriff's Office said three men had taken a boat out to a small island in the lake created by low water levels. The boat drifted off and the victim tried to retrieve it, but went under, officials said.

A passing boater brought the two other to men back to shore. They said they looked for the victim and called 911.

After a two-hour search by the park service, sheriff's office and several other emergency response agencies, the body of Richard Brantley Mann, 41, of Moncure, was recovered around 10 p.m.