BREAKING NEWS: Search for missing boater suspended for the night

Staff Report

Lake Hampton at Yadkin Memorial Park

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The search for a missing man at Lake Hampton in Yadkin County has been suspended for the night. Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal said the search would resume in the morning. Emergency crews responded to a call for help at Yadkin Memorial Park in Yadkinville on Friday morning after witnesses at Lake Hampton reported a man falling overboard.

Emergency personnel from Yadkin County as well as an assisting dive team spent most of the day attempting to find the person. Vestal said one item belonging to the man had been located in the water, but as darkness fell crews were forced to call off the search for the night.

The Yadkin Memorial Park will likely be closed on Saturday as rescue teams continue to search for the missing person. The name of the individual has not yet been released to the media.

Additional details will be reported as soon as they become available.

Lake Hampton at Yadkin Memorial Park Hampton at Yadkin Memorial Park File photo

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