Crime & Courts

Man who went under in pond at Freedom Park dies, an apparent suicide

A man who went into the pond at Freedom Park on Saturday died at the hospital on Monday, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was trying to kill himself when he entered the pond around 4 p.m., when hundreds were visiting the park, police said. There was initially some uncertainty from officials about what caused him to go into the water. Charlotte Fire Department divers pulled him from the water about 23 minutes after he went under. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.