Charlotte man drowns in Catawba County pond

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A 39-year-old Charlotte man drowned while fishing with a relative at Murray’s Mill pond in Catawba County on Sunday afternoon, according to emergency workers.

WSOC-TV reported that several agencies responded, including a dive team, after the victim went underwater and help was called for.

Divers found the man’s body in the water at approximately 1:15 p.m. The identity of the victim has not been released.

The man and his relative were on an 8-foot fishing boat that capsized, according to officials. The victim’s relative reportedly made it back to shore, but the victim did not.

Rescue crews recovered the victim’s body. The drowning is under investigation.