Crews search for missing person who fell off pontoon boat on Lake Norman in Cornelius

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CORNELIUS, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Emergency crews are searching for a missing person on Lake Norman Friday night, according to the Huntersville Fire Department.

On Saturday, the search was paused at 3 p.m. due to boat traffic which was affecting the search. It will resume early Sunday morning.

HFD said they are assisting Cornelius, East Lincoln, Denver, and Charlotte Fire Departments with the search for a missing person on Lake Norman, in the area of Staghorn Court in Cornelius.

Cornelius Fire is command, adding Sherills Ford Fire & Rescue to the call.

According to rescue personnel, one person fell off a pontoon boat Friday night on Lake Norman and disappeared in the water. They’re continuing their search overnight.

“Please avoid the area and yield to any responding agencies,” Huntersville Fire tweeted.

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