SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (WNCN) — A person was found floating beside a partially submerged car in a pond on a Southern Pines golf course on Sunday, police said.
Southern Pines police said they received the report just before 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Knollwood Fairways and Driving Range.
Officials say they pulled a body out of the water and deployed a dive team to make sure no one was inside the Mazda passenger car.
Capt. Charles Campbell with the Southern Pines police said a nearby resident spotted the body floating in the pond and called authorities.
Authorities say they think the car, which was partially submerged, went into the water overnight, and no one spotted it until daylight.
A CBS North Carolina photographer said that there is no road near the pond, which is between two fairways,
Campbell said it appears the incident was just a motor vehicle accident and no foul play was involved.
The name of the person found hasn’t been released.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the golf course as Longleaf Golf Course and Family Club.