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Robeson County first responders resume search for man who went missing in pond

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A search resumed Wednesday morning for a man who went missing in a pond in Fairmont on Tuesday.

According to Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call on Tuesday for a man in the water.

When first responders arrived, they spoke to the man’s boss, who said the two of them were constructing a pier on the pond, according to Thompson.

Eventually, the boat they were using to assist with the construction got loose and started to drift away, Thompson said.

The man swam out to retrieve the boat and eventually went under the water.

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