LUMBERTON, NC -- A 15-year-old boy is dead after he drowned in a private pond, according to the Robeson County Medical Examiner's Office.
WPDE reports the incident happened Saturday afternoon at a pond off of Willoughby Road in Lumberton.
Officials said the boy was on a Boy Scout camping trip when the tragedy occurred.
Jonathan Widmark, CEO of the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America, issued this statement:
"This is an extremely difficult time for our Scouting family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family, and we will support them in any way that we can."
Officials: Boy Scout drowns in Robeson County pond during camping trip