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Denver man drowns in Lake Norman

Staff report

The body of a Denver man who drowned in Lake Norman was recovered on Thursday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.
Neighbors found the body of Richard Terry Locklin, 53, in the lake near Dick Wilson Road, shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday. Locklin maintained a residence on that street, according to a press release.
Deputies said Locklin was located 45 feet from the shore in six feet of water in a cove.
Sheriff David Carpenter said in a press release that Locklin’s body was found offshore from a vacant lot that is used to land boats.
Locklin was the second person to drown in Lake Norman in the last three weeks. A 36-year-old Lincolnton woman drowned in the lake on July 29.

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