HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The body of a missing swimmer has been recovered Friday morning from Mountain Island Lake following a multi-day search.

Huntersville Fire reported on Friday, Aug. 25, that emergency personnel revisited the area of a reported drowning on Wednesday and were able to ‘successfully bring closure to the family.’

The victim was recovered roughly half a mile from where he went missing.

This case has been turned over to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officials said.

“Our prayers are with his family and friends,” Huntersville Fire said on Friday.

Initial 911 calls went out for the missing swimmer around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Huntersville Fire and Charlotte Fire worked together in this multi-day search. Several times, crews had to pause searching due to darkness impeding their efforts.