SALISBURY – Rescue crews from Rowan and Davie Counties responded to a call of a possible drowning near the Cooleemee River Park and Erwin Temple Church Road on Saturday afternoon.
Officials told WBTV that five people were in the water near a dam. Four people and a dog were rescued, but one man, reported to be a father of three, is still missing. One person was taken to the hospital.
One man was clinging to the branch of a tree, according to witnesses.
Rescue crews have sent boats as far as six miles from the original scene in order to try and find the missing man.
WBTV has a crew at the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.