Coroner says man found in pond accidentally drowned

Coroner says man found in pond accidentally drowned

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The coroner said the man found dead in a pond Wednesday accidentally drowned.

The victim's name has not been released pending notification of family.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a body was found in a pond in the Deer Lake subdivision, which is off O'Neal Lane, around 10 a.m.

A neighbor in the area claimed to have seen something floating in the pond. The person got into a boat and paddled out.

The resident realized it was a body and called the sheriff's office.

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