DENVER – The body of an adult male was found in Lake Norman off Dick Wilson Road around 12:55 p.m. Aug. 14.

The 53-year-old man was last seen the night of Aug. 13 at a nearby home.  The man was found about 45 feet from shore in about six feet of water in the cove.  

Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the incident. Sheriff’s deputies, Lincoln County EMS and Denver Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

Elisabeth Anna Burford, 36, of Lincolnton, drowned July 29 while swimming with a friend off a dock on Mitchell Lane in Denver. Her body was found several feet away from where she was last seen.