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Searchers Look for Person Missing in Johnston Pond

Posted June 18, 2007
Updated June 19, 2007

— Firefighters and police were searching Monday night for a person missing after a boat capsized in a pond in the Plantation Pointe subdivision in Johnston County, east of Clayton.

Officials confirmed that three males were in the boat when it overturned and two made it to shore. They did not disclose the age of the three people.

Firefighters from the Wendell and Eastern Wake departments brought boats to the scene to conduct the search, county officials said.


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  • myworld007 Jun 19, 2007

    My problem is why was there no news at the seen and why are so little details no pictures or anything.. its like Clayton is not important..

  • jme7116 Jun 19, 2007

    My boyfriend is a Wendell Fireman and they worked really hard from the time the call came out till they found him this morning to find that man, I am proud of them. My thoughts go out to the family of that man. My prayers are with them.

  • ScorchFD Jun 19, 2007

    I've just retired after 20 years in the fire service it's never easy doing this.Good job to the crew's that worked on this.May God be with you and your family.

  • ladyblue Jun 19, 2007

    Bless the rescue personel we have to help us. So many times they are never thought of until needed. I hope this will be a good outcome for the missisng man. I send prayers to his family and loved one. Such a sad thing to happen.

  • Historians_IX Jun 19, 2007

    A special thank you to the Fire Fighters and Rescue, May God Bless You and all involved!

  • ClaytonFireFighter1985 Jun 19, 2007

    i'd just like to say hats off to the firefighters that were on scene. i'm a clayton firefighter, and went past there at 2am and they were still out there, still searching. so hats off to the crews who worked so late, and again this morning to find the victim.

  • Eaglekeeper Jun 19, 2007

    I also live in Plantation Pointe. I just got back from the pond. They recovered the victim around 10:40. He was 44. Prayers to his family.

  • Adelinthe Jun 19, 2007

    Praying for the loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • teddybear199 Jun 19, 2007

    I am so sorry to hear of this. I lost a close family member the same way and you will never be able to look at the water the same... prayers for the family. Hope you can one day find closure.

  • LADY1 Jun 19, 2007

    I don't like small boats, I will not get in one. God be with the family.