What is known is that on Sunday, June 21, 2020 a man drowned at the State Park on Caney Lake. From there on out the details get sketchy as local law enforcement agencies and emergency responders have not provided any information despite several attempts to reach them.
One unnamed source indicated that the reason no information has been given is that the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) is still trying to determine the identity of the deceased who is believed to not be a resident of the Parish.
According to an eye-witness a man was seen going under while swimming and then retrieved from the water. CPR was provided by a concerned citizen who then gave way to Ward 4 Emergency Responders and Wildlife and Fisheries agents. From there the deceased was transferred to the Jackson Parish Hospital where it was determined he had expired.