Body found in car in pond on NC golf course

The pond where the car and body were found. (Photo by Patrick Priest/CBS North Carolina)

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (WNCN) — A person was found dead inside a vehicle in a pond along a North Carolina golf course on Sunday, police said.

Southern Pines police said they received the report just before 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Longleaf Golf Course and Family Club.

Officials say they pulled a body out of the water and deployed a dive team to make sure no one else was inside the car.

Capt. Charles Campbell with the Southern Pines police said a resident of the Longleaf Golf and Family Golf Club community spotted the body floating in the pond and called authorities.

Authorities say they think the car, which was partially submerged, went into the water overnight, and no one saw it until daylight.

A CBS North Carolina photographer said that there is no road near the pond, which is between two fairways,

Campbell said it appears the incident was just a motor vehicle accident and no foul play was involved.

The name of the person found inside hasn’t been released.

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