Crews are searching the waters of Lake Hickory for a missing man thought to have drowned overnight. The man was part of crew working on the Highway 127 bridge that spans the lake from Alexander to Catawba County. Reports indicate the man fell into the lake around 2am. Another person dove in attempting to rescue the man but was unable to do so.
At this time boats equipped with sonar are searching for the body. Traffic is not being restricted at this time on the bridge. We will have more details as they become available