LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) — One adult and one teen are dead following a drowning incident near Hillsboro on Sunday afternoon, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).
According to LCSO Chief Deputy Brian Covington, deputies, and the Morgan County Rescue Dive Squad, responded to an incident at a pond in the 5100 block of County Road 222 around 4 p.m.
According to Covington, a 17-year-old chased a dog into a pond and appeared to be struggling. The teen’s uncle went in after him and was able to get him back to the bank of the pond, but then went under and did not resurface.
The 17-year-old then went back into the pond after his uncle and neither came back up, according to LCSO.
Covington said a 15-year-old also attempted to go in, but was drug out by family. The teen then tried to drive a truck into the pond.
Both people were recovered around 5:55 p.m. Sunday night, and pronounced dead at the scene.