Officials say 2-year-old girl pulled from Clayton pond has died


CLAYTON, Johnston County (WTVD) - The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 2-year-old girl died after she was pulled from a pond on Thursday evening.

The sheriff's office confirmed the child died despite the rescue efforts.

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It happened about 6:30 p.m. at the Riverwood Golf Club, the sheriff's office said.

The child's identity was not immediately released. The incident remains under investigation. It was the second water death involving a 2-year-old child Thursday. Earlier, a Cumberland County toddler died after he was pulled from a swimming pool behind a family home Thursday morning. That incident happened around 8:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Alexwood Drive, off Elk Road in Hope Mills.

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