12-year-old NC girl drowns in backyard pool

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SOUTH MILLS, N.C. — Authorities said a 12-year-old girl has drowned in an above-ground pool in Camden County.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported that Janey Nolasco was swimming with family members in a backyard pool Sunday in South Mills. Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry said the girl drowned just before 5 p.m.

Perry said while details are unknown, there was no foul play involved.

The sheriff said rescue attempts at pool side and at the hospital were unsuccessful.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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