12-Year-Old NC Boy Drowns At Water Treatment Plant

A 12-year-old Garyburg boy has drowned after falling into a holding pond for treated waste water at a water treatment facility in Seaboard.

Police say more than a dozen children were playing near the facility Friday when Labrone Wade slipped on the black lining around the pond and fell into the water.

Authorities say other children jumped in and held a stick out for the boy to grab, but they could not save him.

Authorities searched for the boy Friday night but had to stop because of lightning. Rescue squads found his body on Saturday morning.


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