Man drowns in Jordan Lake

July 19, 2008 12:22:00 PM PDT
Rescuers recovered the body of a drowning victim Saturday afternoon.

Chatham County crews spent hours on Jordan Lake searching for the body of a 47-year-old man.

The unidentified man and a friend were on a boat when they decided to go swimming. A boater on the lake called authorities and reported someone in the water having trouble and that the person went under.

The victim was found in 15-foot water off the Poplar boat ramps around 1:30 p.m.