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Man Killed In Lake Hickory Incident Saturday

Man Killed In Lake Hickory Incident Saturday

A Caldwell County man was killed on Lake Hickory after being thrown from a boat early Saturday morning (May 22).

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has confirmed the death of 36-year-old Terry Josh Fowler of Granite Falls. Fowler, who was operating the boat, and a passenger were thrown overboard when “the boat took an abrupt turn to the left” according to a report. Fowler was not wearing a life jacket while the passenger was restrained. The passenger made the 911 call after he was unable to find Fowler.

The mishap was reported at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday. The body was discovered at approximately 11 a.m. The incident occurred in Burke County to the west of the U.S. Highway 321 bridge. The investigation is ongoing.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]