In July 21 Issue
Lake Cumberland had its first Russell County drowning of 2011 over the weekend as a Russell Springs man drowned near Caney Fork Creek, according to Coroner Larry Skaggs.
Darrin S. Wilson, 46, jumped off the back of a boat he and several others had spent the day on, going for "one last swim" of the day and surfaced 1-2 minutes later, face down, Skaggs said.
This was around 5:30 Saturday afternoon near Ben Hill in the Caney Fork Creek area of the lake.
Wilson was taken from the water by several of his accompanying friends and they performed CPR until Russell County EMS could respond, at which time they continued CPR all the way to Russell County Hospital.
The attempts to revive Wilson were to no avail and he was pronounced dead by Skaggs at 6:50 p.m. at the local hospital.
Skaggs is continuing to investigate the incident as is boating officers with Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home can be seen on page A2 of this week's issue.