— from a press release courtesy of Sheriff Curtis Brame
On October 17 at approximately 12:44 a.m., Emergency First Responders along with Vance County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to Kerr Lake at 547 Frank Bullock Rd., regarding a drowning.
According to a witness, the victim—Jody Brooks Massey—attempted to swim out to retrieve a boat that they were on earlier that had drifted away from the shore line.
The witness stated he observed the victim go under water and not resurface.
Shortly after the Vance County Rescue Squad launched its boat, the victim’s body was recovered.