Body, car found in pond at Southern Pines country club
Posted May 21
Updated May 22
Southern Pines, N.C. — A body was pulled from a pond on a golf course in Southern Pines late Sunday morning after a car became submerged in the water.
Around 10:45 a.m., officers with the Southern Pines Police Department responded to an irrigation pond at the Longleaf Golf and Family Club.
Officials said they located and pulled a male body out of the water, but the car remained submerged for several hours before it was removed. According to officials, the car was not damaged when it was pulled from the water.
A diving team was deployed to make sure no other victims were in the car.
Officials believe the incident occurred overnight, and no one spotted the car and body until daylight. It is believed that the victim got lost and turned down the wrong road before accidentally entering the pond. According to police, foul play is not suspected.
The identity of the victim, who is from outside of the Moore County area, has not been released, but police believe he was in his 40s or 50s.