A teen drowned in Lake Lookout on Tuesday.
The 18-year old female jumped into the lake to take a swim according to a statement from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. A friend called for help.
The body was found in 8 feet of water just before nightfall on Tuesday.
The name of the victim has not been released.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office says the drowning victim is identified as Zimera Smith, of Hickory. Smith attended Hickory High School.