WRAL is reporting a boating accident on High Rock Lake in Davidson County has claimed the life of a child and a woman is missing.

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A child has been killed and a pregnant woman is missing after a boat crash on High Rock Lake in Davidson County.

Wildlife officials say a speedboat collided and went over the top of a pontoon boat around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the northern part of the lake near Linwood.

Authorities say there were four people on each boat. A child on the pontoon boat was killed and a woman on board is missing. Another man in the beat suffered critical head injuries. No one on the speedboat was injured.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the collision. They say speed may have been a factor.


Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kick off to summertime activities and unfortunately tragedies like this do take place. Safety should be paramount on everyone’s mind especially while operating any type of motor vehicle. NCWRC has a lot of great information on boating safety that you should check out.

Please be careful out there and keep these people in your thoughts and prayers as well as the rescuers that are searching.