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      19-year-old drowns in pond

      The Robeson County Sheriff's Office says Devonte Montgomery, 19, died Friday morning after he drowned in a pond.

      Montgomery was swimming with three friends in a pond on Blackfoot Trail in Maxton Thursday afternoon, according to Major Anthony Thompson.

      Thompson says a friend saw Montgomery having trouble and went to help him, but he continued to go under the water.

      Friends called 911 and deputies and rescue teams responded to the scene.

      Thompson added that two deputies jumped in the water and were able to pull Montgomery from the pond.

      They administered CPR and he was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.

      He was transferred to a hospital in Charlotte, where he was pronounced dead Friday morning.