Sheriff identifies man who fell into Duplin County pond and died

DUPLIN COUNTY - The Duplin County sheriff has released the name of a 70-year-old man who fell into a pond and died.

Solomon Henderson, of Kinston, was fishing at Maxwell's Mill Pond, west of Pink Hill, when he fell from his canoe into the water, said Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace. It happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday.

Witnesses on the other side of the pond saw what happened, pulled Henderson out of the water, and began performing CPR, Sheriff Wallace said. First-responders took over CPR but could not revive the 70-year-old.

Henderson's exact cause of death is under investigation, officials said.

The incident appeared to be accidental, said Sheriff Blake Wallace.

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