Authorities have identified the body of a Stanley man found 30 yards offshore from Lake Normanâ€™s The Boat Rack in Catawba County Thursday morning.
Ronny Robert Gimon, 57, was discovered floating in the water around 10:30 a.m., according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
â€œHe had just rented a boat slip from the rack and was apparently planning to spend the night on the boat,â€ Reid said.
Authorities are not calling the incident a homicide but believe it was accidental.
The Boat Rack is located in Sherrills Ford, and Sherrills Ford Rescue also responded to the scene.
The Catawba County Sheriffâ€™s Office is conducting an ongoing investigation into the incident.