Authorities say teenager drowning in Bladen County was accidental

Posted by Debra Worley - email

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Investigators say a recent drowning in Bladen County was accidental.

According to deputies, 15-year-old Codey Hammonds was swimming Sunday in a sand quarry off Old Boardman Road in Bladenboro when he started having cramps and drowned.

Investigators say the sand quarry is 30 feet deep.

Codey was a sophomore at West Bladen High School.

Family members say they are talking with administrators to have Codey's baseball jersey retired.

His viewing will be held Thursday night between 6:00-9:00 at the Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

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