ELK PARK, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A missing swimmer was found dead at the Elk River Falls in North Carolina on Friday, officials said.
According to the Linville Volunteer Fire Department, a dive team responded to the falls just after 11 a.m. after the swimmer was reported missing.
Officials confirmed that the swimmer died, turning the rescue into a recovery.
After finding the swimmer’s body, officials said one of the Linville Fire Department divers suffered a serious medical issue and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The department said the issue was not related to the dive. The diver is expected to make a full recovery.