A mystery along the Catawba River: where is a missing angler?

June 19, 2017 - 7:35 am

An empty wheelchair next to some fishing gear and no one to be found.

A mystery along the Catawba River has authorities baffled and searching for the missing angler. 

Bob Culp was walking along the river taking in the scenery when he came upon this bizarre scene. He told WBTV it's a shame that something like this would happen on Father's Day. He said someone who had been boating that morning said they pulled the boat out of the water around 9 a.m. and the wheelchair was already sitting there empty. 

There's no indication as to who the missing angler might be as Gaston County police and rescue crews have so far come up empty handed and are not sure if the missing person is in the water at all.

Meanwhile, in Davidson County, another mystery is unfolding as a vehicle was discovered Saturday night in High Rock Lake with a body inside near the Pebble Beach community. Authorities have yet to positively identify the body pending an autopsy report.



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