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Emergency crews respond to possible drowning at Winston Lake

WATCH LIVE AT 12 p.m.: Officials address possible drowning at Winston Lake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Emergency crews responded to a scene at Winston Lake where a person may have drowned.

Winston-Salem Fire and Rescue responded to a call reporting a  drowning at 9:56 a.m. on Monday.

Winston-Salem Fire Chief Darryl Sawyer said someone was seen going into the lake but wasn't seen coming out.

“There was also clothes left on the bank of the lake to give us further justification to conduct the search," Sawyer said.

Crews swept the lake with sonar and sent divers down but no positive results turned up.

“Hopefully the victim has family members and if someone shows up and files a missing person report, that’s further confirmation. But as far as searching the lake, we’re going to cover it thoroughly to make sure there isn’t anybody in there," Sawyer said.

The High Point Fire Department sent a boat and dive team to assist the Winston-Salem Fire Department in recovering the man.

The lake is still open to the public.

Google Map for coordinates 36.115151 by -80.202152.

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