Body of man found in Union Co. pond identified by deputies

Deputies released the identity of a man whose body was found in a pond in Union County.

UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies are investigating after a man's body was found in a Union County pond Saturday afternoon.

Union County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible drowning in a pond behind a residence near the 3600 block of Harrington Quick Road in Monroe. Upon arrival, deputies found 34-year-old Jose Alfonso Gomez on the shoulder of the pond. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies say.

According to investigations, a neighbor found Gomez floating in the pond and pulled him out before deputies and medical personnel arrived.

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