Man drowns while fishing with family

June 29, 2010 10:16:07 AM PDT
Wayne County authorities recovered the body of a Rocky Mount man from Buscoe Beach Tuesday morning.

Rescue crews began searching for 44-year-old Michael Gardner around 6 p.m. Monday. He was fishing with his wife and children -- ages 12 and 16, when he went under.

According to his family, Gardner was walking in the water, went under and never resurfaced.

After searching for him throughout the night, rescue units discovered his body just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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