Fayetteville man drowns in Jordan Lake

Posted on: 8:28 am, December 10, 2012, by

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PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A 62-year-old Fayetteville man has drowned in Jordan Lake.

Authorities in Chatham County say that the man was swimming out to get a boat that had drifted away from a dock on Sunday afternoon.

His body was found just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, more than two hours after he slipped under the water.

The man’s name has not been released. County officials said the chill of the 56-degree water may have caused him to lose function in some of his limbs.

Credit: The Associated Press.