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Mocksville fisherman drowns in Lake Norman

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LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — Officials say a Mocksville man died overnight when a boat sank on Lake Norman in Iredell County, according to the Mooresville Tribune.

Officials say the boat, which had three people on board, sank late Monday night in the Stumpy Creek access area. Two people made it to shore safely, but the third person did not, officials said.

Divers recovered the body of 53-year-old Herbert Eugene James, of Mocksville, overnight.

Officials said James, along with his son, Quentin Eugene James and another man, Daniel Keith Brown, were out fishing around 10:25 p.m. Monday.

James and Brown told deputies the boat began taking on water and they jumped out. They last saw James holding onto the side of the boat when he then slipped under water.

James and Brown began yelling for help. Two people in a nearby boat came to help and found the younger James and Brown hanging onto a cooler, Campbell said.

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