Father dies trying to save daughter in Jordan Lake

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APEX, N.C. (WNCT) – WNCN in Raleigh reports a man drowned Saturday in Jordan Lake when he tried to rescue his daughter.

State Park officials say Leonard Purcell, 41, went into the lake to help the 11-year-old just before 5 p.m.  He disappeared under the water and never resurfaced.

It took dive teams around 30 minutes to locate Purcell’s body. The man was with about 15 family members at the lake when incident occurred. The girl was not hurt.

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