N.C. drowning victim identified as attorney

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Searchers identified the man who apparently fell off his Jet Ski in Lake Norman on Monday and drowned as a Charlotte attorney who gained national attention in the 1990s over a suit he filed against Bank of America predecessor NationsBank.

Searchers found Darryll Walter Bolduc's body Tuesday evening on the Catawba County side of Lake Norman, said Maj. Coy Reid of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.

A fisherman saw Bolduc, of Mooresville, riding a Jet Ski shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, said Chief Keith Bost of the Sherills Ford Fire Department. Less than 10 minutes later, Bost said, the fisherman saw the abandoned watercraft circling in the water.

Divers and rescue crews spent Monday afternoon and Tuesday searching a 9-acre area of the lake and expanded their search north of where the craft was found, Bost said, because strong winds Monday may have pushed it south.

At 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, sonar found an object that resembled a human body. Ninety minutes later, divers went under the water's surface to recover Bolduc's body, which was brought up at about 6:30 p.m.