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Wilson Man Drowns In Johnston County Lake

Posted August 13, 2001 10:28 a.m. EDT

— Summer fun turned to tragedy for a swimmer in Johnston County Sunday.

Officials say a Robert Fulghum, 23, of Wilson, -drowned at Tucker Lake, just off of Highway 301, near Benson.

Officials believe the Fulghum swung off a rope into the water and never resurfaced.

Family and friends waited along the bank while a dive team searched for the body.

The body was recovered around 8:30 p.m.