Body Found In South Fork Catawba River After Reports Of Abandoned Boat

BELMONT, N.C. — A man’s body has been recovered from the South Fork Catawba River in Belmont.  Emergency crews were called to the Armstrong Road bridge after receiving 911 calls about an abandoned boat shortly after 9am on July 10th.

Officials say they found the man’s body after searching the river for several hours.  The name of the boater has not been released at this time.  Check back for updates.