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Man drowns in pond on Mebane farm

Posted June 15, 2008
Updated June 16, 2008

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— A man drowned in a pond on a private pond in Mebane on Sunday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Two men were getting into a boat off a dock at the farm, at 8508 Harmony Church Road, off Lynch Road, around 3 p.m.

One man, however, missed the boat and fell straight into the pound, deputies said. He went under the water and never surfaced.

An Alamance County diving team found his body around 4:30 p.m. The body has been sent to the Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill.

Authorities withheld the name of the drowning victim, pending notification of family.

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  • garnertoy Jun 16, 2008

    even worse to happen on fathers day

  • Greyhound_Girl Jun 16, 2008

    Terrible accident...he probably hit his head on something and was knocked out. The family will be in my thoughts.

  • justmark Jun 16, 2008

    "No god or angels to bless anything. If there had been any, then this accident wouldn't have happened. Think about it."
    ptahandatum

    Sounds like ya boy Zeus dropped the ball on this one. Where was HE?

  • ptahandatum Jun 16, 2008

    No god or angels to bless anything. If there had been any, then this accident wouldn't have happened. Think about it.

  • dogsrule12cheek Jun 16, 2008

    I heard this on the scanner yesterday and feard the worse, and on a day that could have not been worse Fathers day.

    God Bless his family.

  • anggiet Jun 16, 2008

    I know the family. My parents were with his parents when they found him. A sad, sad day for them. God Bless the family.