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CATAWBA, N.C. (AP) - A Charlotte man has drowned in a millpond in Catawba County.

The body of a 39-year-old man was pulled from the pond Sunday afternoon. The Catawba Rescue Squad found the body in 15 feet of water in the middle of the pond. His name has not been released.

Investigators say the man and a relative havd been in fishing from a small boat. The relative made it to shore.

Assistant Chief Derrick Houston says the rescue squad was called around 11 a.m. Sunday about a possible drowning. It took more than an hour to find the body.

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