14-year-old boy drowns in Johnston County pond

27 April 2022

— According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, a 14-year-old boy drowned Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office said they received a call around 4:30 p.m. about a teenager drowning in a pond near Davis Mill Road and U.S. Highway 70 near Selma.

The pond in question is surrounded by no trespassing signs and plenty of trees, sitting far back off the main road.

EMS, Water Rescue and K9 crews responded to the scene.

It is unclear at this time the circumstances that led to the drowning. Deputies have not yet identified the boy.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.

The drowning comes a week after a Raleigh two-year-old drowned in a pool in the McKinley Mill neighborhood last Wednesday. The family claims one of the slats in the pool fence was missing, which gave the boy the ability to slip past and enter the pool.

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