Elderly Kinston woman drowns in backyard pond
Posted October 28, 2011
Kinston, N.C. — An 84-year-old Kinston woman drowned Thursday evening in a backyard pond, authorities said.
Alva Waldie went to feed fish in the pond off Buddy Williams Road, and family members found her floating in the pond shortly before 6 p.m., authorities said.
Sandy Bottom Volunteer Fire Department first responders, Lenoir County paramedics and a detective with the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office arrived to find family members and neighbors trying to revive Waldie. She was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.