Body of missing NC fisherman found in Catawba River

Chong Va Lee (Images: WSOC-TV)

Chong Va Lee (Images: WSOC-TV)

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — The body of missing fisherman Chong Va Lee was found early Monday morning in the Catawba River.

WSOC reported that Lee was reported missing by his family after failing to return from a fishing trip near Oxford Dam on the Catawba River Saturday.

Family members started searching for him around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and continued until around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say Lee’s truck and canoe were located just east of the Oxford Dam.

Anyone who may have seen him Saturday morning is asked to contact the Alexander County Communications Center at 828-632-2911.

Source: WSOC

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