Woman drowns at Dewey Lake
PRESTONSBURG — For the second consecutive weekend, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has experienced a water accident involving one of its visitors.
This time, the accident ended in death.
At approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, 41-year-old Lavonne Johnson, of Galveston, was swimming with her family at Dewey Lake when she apparently fell from a floatation device and was submerged under water for an extended time.
According to Kentucky State Police, several subjects attempted to help Johnson, but were unsuccessful in locating her in the water. The search went on for two hours until the Floyd County Rescue Squad located her body.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Floyd County Coroner’s Office.
The death is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police, but foul play is not suspected.
Last week, a young man nearly drowned, but was revived through cardiopulmonary resuscitation by Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin.
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