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WHITE LAKE, NC (WECT) - The White Lake Police Department is investigating a drowning.
Randy Locklear, 22, of Lumberton was vacationing at White Lake on Friday, according to White Lake PD Sgt. Terry Fell.
The wind blew Locklear's float into the water and he dove in to try to get it, Fell said. He reportedly was pushed too far away from the shore and someone tried to help him, but that person also had to be rescued.
The Parks Service, Bladen County Emergency Services and White Lake Police officials were called to the scene around 2:45 p.m., where the victim’s body was recovered by divers with Bladen Water Rescue in approximately seven feet of water.
The body was then taken to the Bladen County Hospital, and the victim’s next of kin were notified.
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