SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. (WATE) — A body was pulled from a North Carolina lake on Saturday, according to Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran.
Deputies responded to Fontana Lake at the Wilderness Marina in the Greasy Branch area where a body was found floating in the water. The location is just outside the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The body has not been identified. However, an autopsy is scheduled this week to determine the cause of death, Cochran’s statement said on social media.
Cochran said there is no known threat to the community.
The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate to find the identity of the person, how they died and how they came to be in the lake.