Jackson Parish law enforcement officials have identified the Sunday, June 21st , Caney Lake drowning victim as Gerardo Hernandez, age 28, who resided in West Monroe. According to reports a 911 emergency call was received from the State Park after several eye-witnesses thought the deceased was playing and splashing around while in the water at the beach site of the State Park but then went under water and did not come back up.
Friends immediately went in the water, located him and brought him back to shore. Attempts were then made to revive him but even though he was underwater for less than five minutes they were not successful. Additional CPR attempts were then made by the Ward 4 Emergency Response team and Wildlife and Fisheries personal at the State Park before he was transported to the Jackson Parish Hospital where he was declared dead.