Teen drowns in Harnett County pond

July 25, 2010 7:49:13 AM PDT
The Harnett Sheriff's Office says a teen drowned Wednesday in a farm pond on McFee Barefoot Lane in Coats.

A 12-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old went to the pond to fish. Two of the boys were in a small boat when it began to take on water and overturned.

The 13-year-old was on the bank at the time but swam out to the boat after it overturned. He was able to assist the 12-year-old to safety.

The children say they did not see the 17-year-old after the boat overturned.

Divers recovered the body of Hector Ochoa Velasquez just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say the drowning appears to be an accident and no charges have been filed.

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