Authorities in Franklin County respond to the third drowning in Franklin County in less than three weeks and the fourth drowning since May.
According to Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler, 41-year-old Randy Williams of Johnston City was swimming in a private farm pond near the intersection of Garrett's Prairie and Neilson Roads in West Frankfort.
Witnesses told police that Mr. Williams was swimming with a 13-old- male, whose parents were watching from shore. The thirteen year olds mother reportedly told the child it was time to get out of the pond.
The mother told police she saw Williams go under water and after several minutes he did not resurface.
West Frankfort Fire and Ambulance were called to the pond at 11:36 p.m. Saturday. Leffler says at 11:54 p.m. Williams' body was recovered from the pond and paramedics started CPR.