LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- Emergency crews recovered the body of a woman who drowned in Lake Norman.

Lincoln County officials received a call around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, after a woman, 36, appeared to have gone missing.

The man she was swimming with briefly went inside a house in the 4600 block of Mitchell Lane and couldn't find her when he returned.

Divers searched the water and recovered her body.

She's been identified as 36-year-old Elisabeth Anna Buford, of Lincolnton.

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