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Scout leader drowns at Buggs Island

An assistant leader of the Boy Scouts of America Cradock Troop 223 died in a drowning accident Saturday at Buggs Island Lake.

According to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Assistant Deborah R. Clark, deputies responded to the Boy Scout Camp near Eagle Point on Buggs Island Lake regarding a drowning at 2:35 p.m. Saturday.  

The victim, Bobby Bracy, was on a camping trip and apparently slipped while walking on a sandbar and went under water, Clark said. 

Upon arrival, deputies found several individuals in the water attempting to locate the drowning victim, the sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office dive team and the Lake Gaston dive team responded to the scene and recovered the victim’s body.