Police: Teen dies after being pulled from Charlotte golf course pond

Officials said the victim was with two friends when they entered the water and disappeared.
Jahmir Howard died after he was pulled from a golf course pond on Monday evening.
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 10:24 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 1:04 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A teenage boy was pronounced dead at the hospital after first responders recovered him from a golf course pond in northwest Charlotte on Monday evening, authorities said.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, crews responded to Hickory Creek Road at the Pine Island Country Club just before 7 p.m. regarding reports of a possible drowning.

Charlotte Fire’s dive team was deployed shortly after and pulled the victim from the water within minutes of arrival.

According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department report, the 14-year-old boy was later pronounced dead at Atrium CMC Main.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools identified the teen as Jamir Howard. He was a student at Coulwood STEM Academy, they said.

The district released a statement the next day:

Hello Coulwood STEM Academy families, this is your principal, Dr. Moss, sharing some sad news.

It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you about the death of one of our students. Jamir Howard died in a drowning accident. We are heartbroken by this loss of life, and we grieve with his family and friends.

The death of a child is always a sad and troubling event and can often have a profound effect on the student’s friends and classmates. It is extremely important for children to have an opportunity to talk through their feelings and reactions in an age appropriate manner.

Grief counseling services are always available for any student or staff member.. In times like these, we must come together and support each other. Please know that we stand with all of you, and we gain strength by helping one another through this difficult time.

Again, our condolences go out to Jahmir’s family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts.

Officials said the victim was with two friends when they entered the water and disappeared. The friends called 911 shortly after.

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