Sparta man drowns in pond
A Caroline County man drowned after he fell out of a boat while fishing, police said.
According to Maj. Scott Moser of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, police, fire and rescue units were called to the Sparta area Sunday afternoon for a report of a drowning.
The victim, identified as 24-year-old Eric King, was out fishing in a pond and fell out of the boat he was in, Moser said. He could not swim, Moser said.
The drowning occurred not far from his home, Moser said.
“Very tragic,” he said.