The Sheriff's Office initial investigation revealed the children were swimming and playing on a floating platform. Witnesses say the child jumped off the platform while wearing a life jacket. The child submerged in the water and the life jacket had separated from his body.
An extensive dive rescue operation ensued eventually leading to a recovery operation. Divers located the child at 7:35 p.m. and began the recovery process.
The Sheriff’s Office is thanking the staff at Camp Timber-Lee for facilitating access to Peters Lake and providing support to the operation -- even though nobody from their organization was directly involved in the drowning.