Man drowns in Union County pond

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A local family is grieving after a man drowned in a pond Sunday afternoon.

The accident happened along Skyway Drive near Highway 74.

The pond is located down a dirt road. It's not clear if that's the victim's property or not.

Family members told WBTV 43-year-old Dewitt Tarlton was just trying to swim across the pond, but couldn't make it.

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