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Two Men Drown in Wake County Pond

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RALEIGH — May 13, 1996 - 12:16 p.m. EDT

The Wake County Sheriff's Department is investigating a double drowning Sunday near Knightdale.

Two men drowned about 7:30 p.m. when their boat capsized in a pond off Bethlehem Road. Four other people in the small boat made it safely to shore.

The boaters were Hispanic migrant workers, authorities said.

The names of the victims will not be released until their families in Mexico are notified.

All of the men lived in a small house near the pond, and all worked for Taylor's Nursery on U.S. 64.

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