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Life rings on every dock would be a life-saver

Oct. 24. In the wake of a drowning earlier this month on Lake Norman, a Cornelius Realtor is behind an effort to put life rings on every dock. Mateo Lopez went in the water behind a large home under construction on Brigadoon Lane in the late afternoon and drowned. “The first responders told us that […]

Construction workers watch recovery effort / Cornelius Today

Update: Drowning off Brigadoon

[Updated 10:30 am Oct. 6] A search and rescue operation in the lake off Brigadoon turned into a recovery late Wednesday afternoon, with the Cornelius Police and Fire departments on the scene at a construction site. A worker apparently drowned behind a mansion under construction on Brigadoon. Cornelius Police have not released the victim’s name. […]

Drowning July 7 was alcohol-related

Aug. 24. By Dave Vieser. The official NC Wildlife report regarding a July 7 boating fatality on Lake Norman cites “a high level of intoxication” as a major factor. The accident took the life of Diego Garcia, who fell and struck his head on the edge of the boat, then lost his balance and fell […]


Red Cross issues water safety guidance for the 4th, with COVID reminder

July 1. The Independence Day weekend is the perfect time to take a dip in a pool or the lake or visit a water park. The American Red Cross recommends steps you should take to help stay safe around the water, especially during the pandemic. “Due to the pandemic, most swimming pools, water parks and […]

Victim’s body recovered after tubing accident

June 28. The body of Eric Jerome Grant was recovered near the main channel of Lake Norman at 12:50 pm Sunday. Crews had been searching in the area around D3 since the accident happened Friday evening. The Cornelius Fire Department, Sherrills Ford Fire Department and Charlotte Fire Department worked with sonar as well as underwater […]