Fisherman drowns in pond near Raeford

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

January 15, 2014 6:25:04 PM PST
A man has drowned near Raeford after a boat flipped over in a pond.

It happened off South Bethel Road on Wednesday afternoon.

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Investigators said two fishermen were in the boat when it turned over.

The dead man has been identified as 58-yar-old John Mims. His body was found near where he went under.

His friend, Calvin Ely, was able to swim to shore and to get help.

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