Firefighters used sonar and divers to locate the body of an 18-year-old Holly Springs man who drowned in the southern end of Jordan Lake early Monday evening, Moncure Fire Department Chief Robert Shi said.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Department said David Agamloh was swimming with a friend and was last seen just before 7 p.m. Wake County schools spokeswoman Lisa Luten confirmed Agamloh was a senior at Holly Springs High School.
Luten said counselors will be available at the school tomorrow.
Shi said he was swimming in jeans when a friend saw him go under the water and not come back up.
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Sara Pack, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said the death “is being treated as an accidental drowning.”
The drowning happened at the end of Clark Poe Road, which once crossed the area where the lake now is.
The area is closed off by a gate on the road and is not part of Jordan Lake State Park, but people sometimes go there to swim, Shi said.
Moncure firefighters were called out at 6:51 p.m. and recovered the body about two hours later, the chief said.
Sonar equipment indicated something under the water, Shi said, and drivers then began searching by hand.
Jordan Lake normally has low visibility, and falling darkness added to divers’ difficulty locating the man, the chief explained.
Firefighters from Apex and the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department helped Moncure firefighters, Shi said, and Chatham County sheriff’s deputies and Chatham County Emergency Management staff were also at the scene, he said.