Crime & Courts

Man drowns in Catawba pond

A man drowned Sunday in Murray’s Mill Pond in Catawba County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators hadn’t released the name of the man late Sunday. It was also unclear what the man was doing when he drowned. The investigation is ongoing.

WSOC-TV reported that the man was a 39-year-old from Charlotte who was fishing in a small metal boat.

The pond and mill is a historic tourist destination on Ball’s Creek in eastern Catawba County. Historic Murray’s Mill features a 28-foot water mill, which was used to grind corn and wheat. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.