Body recovered in Lake Norman identified, death ruled as accidental drowning

Iredell County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man found in Lake Norman Saturday morning.

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. --  Following an autopsy, Iredell County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found in Lake Norman over the weekend and ruled the incident an accidental drowning.

Medical examiner say the body of Michael Herran, 29, who has an address in South Charlotte but also has connections to a residence near Lake Norman, was found Saturday morning in the lake.

Upon arrival Detectives assisted by Rescue personnel recovered the body of a man who at the time was un-identified. 

Deputies say a fisherman and homeowners near Oak Tree Road in Mooresville called 911 around 10:30 a.m. after they saw something suspicious floating in Lake Norman. Emergency personnel later determined that a man's body was found in the lake.

Deputies said in a press release that "little is known about the man."

The man's height was listed at about 6-feet and he appears to be either white or Hispanic, according to deputies. He was wearing a dark colored t-shirt and green swimming trunks. Deputies also said they had trouble determining his age, as he appeared to be between 20 to 50 years old.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at 704-878-3183.

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