Officials: 1 killed when boat strikes dock on Lake Norman

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Officials are investigating a boating death that happened on Lake Norman early Thursday morning in Catawba County.

Catawba County Communications officials told WSOC a man was killed around 2:10 a.m. in the Bankhead Road area.

Wildlife officials told WSOC there were three people on the boat when it slammed into a dock at a high rate of speed.

The crash happened in a cove near Heather Lane, in the northwest part of the lake. Officials estimated the boat was traveling around 50 mph.

Read more: WSOC

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