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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland police have released the name of the man who drowned in a retention pond behind his house in the Waterford subdivision. His name was Bobby Braxton Pierce, Jr.

Around noon on Tuesday, an officer doing a welfare check found Pierce in the pond.

This is the second drowning in a week. On Friday, a homeless man was found dead in a retention pond behind the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on College Road.

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