HIGH POINT, NC (AP) — Three family members have drowned in a retention pond in High Point.
Emergency officials say a man, his wife and her daughter went swimming around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police say the victims were 30-year-old Kenny Jordon, 33-year-old Heather Jordon and 12-year-old Nikki Simpkins.
Fire Department battalion chief Tim Wright said the water was between 43 and 46 degrees when the family went into the water near their home. The air temperature was about 29 degrees.
Wright says hypothermia would have set in within five minutes.
Police Capt. Mike Kirk says the victims and another adult and two juveniles walked to the pond and five of the six went into the water He says two of the people got out quickly but the others were unable to do so.
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