Fremont, N.C. — 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.