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Drowning Reported Over Weekend

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A drowning was reported over the weekend in a pond in Hopkins County.

The teen and three other juveniles were in a canoe at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, which capsized in approximately 14 feet of water in a pond along County Road 4712 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29. The teen, who was reportedly not wearing a life vest, did not come back up with the three others, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Two sheriff’s deputies, upon arrival on scene, went into the pond in an attempt to locate the youth who was unaccounted for. After about 30 minutes the teen was located and body recovered, sheriff’s office officials reported Monday, May 31, 2021.

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer pronounced 14-year-old Demarion Sampson of Cooper dead at the scene at 4:08 p.m. An autopsy was ordered as is standard procedure in deaths of that nature.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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