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Elderly Kinston woman drowns in backyard pond

Posted October 28, 2011

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— 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.

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  • jd21 Oct 28, 2011

    Such a tragic accident. As a former rescue chief, what a horrible way to die. My prayers & condolences to her family. May she now be in a better place forever & may they find comfort in that.

  • seenbetterdaze Oct 28, 2011

    So sad, We have a fish pond and love to feed them, she must have slipped and fallen. God Bless her soul and her family!

  • justabumer Oct 28, 2011

    If there's a bright side to this, it sounds as if she died while doing something which she enjoyed.

  • wildcat Oct 28, 2011

    My condolences to her family. May God bring comfort and peace and in time joy in the days ahead. All of you are in my prayers.

  • saywhaaaaat Oct 28, 2011

    Just wanted to say Im truley sorry to the family...My prayers are with you. Sad, sad story..

  • iamliamhardy Oct 28, 2011

    How truly horrible, so sorry for the family

  • ncdixie1 Oct 28, 2011

    This story breaks my heart. Prayers for family and friends.

  • Blue Devil 2 Oct 28, 2011

    My prayers goes out to the family. How sad :(

  • charmed Oct 28, 2011

    How sad this story is. God bless her and her family

  • lucky2bme Oct 28, 2011

    How very sad for this family. Life is too short....even at 84.

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