Fisherman drowns at Badin Lake
A fisherman drowned in Badin Lake Thursday afternoon.
Michael Hegwood, 71, of Concord fell off the side of the boat he was in and drowned around 1:30 p.m., according to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Officer Joshua St. Onge.
“It just seems like a total mishap,” St. Onge said.
Hegwood, who was fishing with a friend, was wearing a life jacket. The friends were fishing near the old Alcoa access point, St. Onge said.
Even though he grew up in North Carolina, where most people naturally root for either the Washington Football Team or... read more