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Fisherman's body recovered from Fremont pond

Posted April 29, 2013

— A Wayne County Sheriff's Office dive team on Monday morning recovered the body of a 66-year-old man who disappeared Sunday while fishing at a pond near his Fremont home.

Relatives of Otha Wayne Pollard Sr. called deputies to the pond off U.S. Highway 117 North near the Wayne-Wilson county line at about 9 p.m. Sunday after he hadn't returned from his afternoon fishing trip, authorities said. Families members found his boat and fishing gear in the water but couldn't find him.

The dive team and members of the Fremont Fire Department arrived searched the area by boat late Sunday before leaving for the night. They returned early Monday and recovered Pollard's body at about 10 a.m., authorities said.


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  • rastubar Apr 29, 2013

    Wayne was a good man! He was ready to meet his Lord. The word from his church this afternoon is that he suffered a heart attack. At 66 yrs. old he was one of the hardest working men I ever knew. He was boss of a tree removal business and landscaping. The man was in shape if there ever was one in shape. Please pray for his family and his dear wife Linda.

  • baldchip Apr 29, 2013

    Obamacare-really??? Any number of things could have happened.
    Most one man pond boats are rather small-sides fairly low-sometimes quite tipsy! Imagine!!

  • Sweet summertime Apr 29, 2013

    I never would go fishing alone. Just something I cannot see myself doing just for this reason. Sad story, his family and friends are in my prayers.

  • ICTrue Apr 29, 2013

    He could have had a heart attack while launching the boat or something, who knows...It seems like there are a few stories very similar to this every year.

  • dtd1961 Apr 29, 2013

    At least he was doing something he loved.

  • Scubagirl Apr 29, 2013

    true to form Obamacare survives, true to form.....smh

    At 68 my guess would be heart attack. Sad story regardless of the reason, condolences to his loved ones.