Father, son drown while fishing on NC lake

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Associated Press

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a father and son from North Carolina have drowned while fishing this past weekend.

The Salisbury Post reported that that Davidson County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 39-year-old Photy Chanthahevang of Albemarle and his 14-year-old son, Blu.

Sheriff David Grice says the man was fishing with two sons on Tuckertown Lake when the accident happened late Saturday afternoon.

Grice says Blu dropped his rod and reel in the water and was trying to retrieve them when he fell into the water. The father jumped in to rescue his son and both drowned despite rescuers' attempts to save them.

The younger son was not hurt.

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Information from: Salisbury Post, http://www.salisburypost.com

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