On Friday, Sept. 13, Walter Hugh Hanford, 51, of Graham, N.C., was involved in a boating accident on Kerr Lake that resulted in his death, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
At approximately 3:12 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the area of Goat Island around buoy 14 near Occoneechee State Park and Clarksville in reference to a call about an unoccupied boat continually circling the area with several fishing poles up and a line in the water.
The boat was recovered shortly thereafter and responders searched the area around the boat for its passenger.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputies were advised to search area boat ramps for the truck and trailer belonging to the boat. The vehicle was discovered at approximately 4:52 p.m. at the Island Creek Dam Boat Ramp.
For the full story see the Sept. 18, 2013 issue