Clayton toddler's drowning 'a tragic accident'
Posted May 26
Clayton, N.C. — No one will face criminal charges in the drowning death of a Clayton 2-year-old who died Thursday night.
"This was a tragic accident," said Capt. Caldwell of the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.
Elizabeth Niebergall wandered out of her home and drowned in a golf course pond adjacent to the property. Golfers playing the Riverwood Golf Club spotted the girl floating face-down in the pond around 6 p.m., authorities said.
The golfers attempted to revive the girl, who was taken to WakeMed, where she died.