GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Rescue crews continued their search Friday morning for a man who they believed drowned in Mountain Island Lake.

Gaston County officials said the victim and his friends were jumping off a bridge on Brookshire Boulevard into the lake Thursday evening.

Friends told officials the victim jumped off the bridge and never came up after a few moments.

Crews searched late into the evening before calling the search off.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's dive team and sonar search equipment are on the scene assisting in the search.

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