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Update: Identity of London drowning victim released

Laurel County Detectives and Sheriff's Investigate Apparent Drowning
Laurel County Detectives and Sheriff's Investigate Apparent Drowning(none)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 11:27 AM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Update (10/22/20, 1:30 p.m.):

Officials in Laurel County released the identity of the man who was found drowned in London

Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office say the victim was 52-year-old Jeffery Whitis.

The cause of the drowning is still being investigated.

Original (10/22/20, 11:30 a.m.):

Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an apparent drowning.

The drowning occurred off Hatcher Road in London Thursday morning.

Locals found a man in a pond around 7:44 a.m.

Emergency services found the man unresponsive when they arrived on scene.

The Laurel County Coroner pronounced the man dead a short time later.

No name is released yet.

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