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Rocky Mount man drowns at Busco Beach

Posted June 28, 2010 10:29 p.m. EDT
Updated June 29, 2010 12:44 p.m. EDT

— The body of a Rocky Mount man was pulled from the lake at Busco Beach on Tuesday morning following an all-night search, authorities said.

Michael Gardner, 44, was fishing with his wife and two children in the lake south of Goldsboro at about 6 p.m. Monday when he went underwater and didn't resurface, authorities said.

Wayne County deputies, members of the sheriff's dive team and K-9 team, the Arr-Mac Search and Rescue Team and Wayne County paramedics searched for Gardner throughout the night before recovering his body shortly after 11 a.m.