RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A teen girl was found dead in a neighborhood pool in the north Raleigh area on Saturday afternoon, officials say.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison told CBS North Carolina that crews responded just after 2:30 p.m. to an area near 2226 Valley Forge Road for reports of an electrocution and/or possible drowning.
Authorities said that a 17-year-old female was found dead in the pool and pulled from the water. However, authorities said they could not confirm how she died.
Officials said electrocution was possible, but the girl might have died from natural causes. The teen’s name will not be available until after relatives are contacted.
“This incident occurred at the community pool in the north Raleigh subdivision of Heritage Point, at some point between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.,” Wake County officials said in an email.
The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that if anyone has information that would aid in the investigation to please call 919-856-6911.
Duke Energy confirmed that a power line was down in the area, but the line was not property of Duke, a company official said.
Neighbors say the pool opens up before noon on Saturday’s and usually has a lifeguard. Harrison said that an autopsy would be conducted Monday to determine a cause of death.
The swimming pool is located east of Creedmoor Road and just south of I-540 — just outside the Raleigh city limits.
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