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Boy Drowns At Robeson County Pond

Posted March 25, 2002 10:08 a.m. EST

— A 11-year-old boy drowned Sunday after wandering away from his grandmother's home in Robeson County.

Police said LaQuann Smith took his shoes off at the side of a pond just north of Red Springs and went in. His family did not notice he was gone until a short time later.

The little boy could not swim and was pronounced dead at a Lumberton hospital.

Authorities said no charges will be filed in the incident.