San Diego County

Body Found in Pond at North County Organic Farm

The death of a person found floating in a pond in Pauma Valley appears to be an accidental drowning, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies were called to the address for an organic farm on Old Cole Grade Road just after midnight.

The owners of Fairfield Farms grow blueberries and avocados on the ranch with the help of pickers who live on the property, according to the company’s website. 

The San Diego County Medical Examiner was on the scene to determine whether foul play was involved.

The property is located less than 2 miles southwest of where State Route 76 meets Cole Grade Road in the North County area of San Diego County. 

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