Archive for Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Drowning victim identified

August 7, 2007


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of Sunday's drowning at Clinton Lake.

Lawrence resident James Michael Whitaker, 33, was at a family gathering with six other people Sunday in Bloomington Park, on the lake's southwest side, near the Clinton Lake Museum, when he went under the water.

As he was trying to swim from the shore to a boat that had other family members on it, Whitaker dipped below the water's surface. He was later pulled from the lake by bystanders and transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He died around 3:27 p.m. Monday.


juscin3 10 years, 8 months ago

Again, I'm sorry about your loss. Like you said, he's with God now. God has a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let me know if you or the girls need ANYTHING! Big hugs to you all.

Tarrant 10 years, 8 months ago

Man...all the times Whit and I went fishing out there. Crystal if you need anything you can get a hold of me at the barbershop.

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