Drowning at Sherando Lake Confirmed

By: Evan Fitzgerald
By: Evan Fitzgerald

A tragic drowning at Sherando Lake has been confirmed by authorities.

Officials from the National Forest Service say a 71-year-old Maryland man died Wednesday, after struggling to swim ashore.

It happened around 12:30 p.m.

The man was trying to swim across the widest part of the lake.

Witnesses pulled him to shore and administered CPR while waiting for a rescue squad to respond.

Rescuers did arrive, but the man died before regaining consciousness.

His name has not been released at this time.


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