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Teen drowns in Harnett County pond

Posted September 15, 2010 4:43 p.m. EDT

— A 17-year-old drowned Tuesday afternoon in a Harnett County pond, authorities said Wednesday.

Kenneth Andrew Watkins III and a friend were trying to swim to the middle of the pond on Flyway Drive in Lillington, where there was a small island. Authorities said Watkins, a senior at Harnett Central High School, went under the water and didn't resurface.