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.