Man drowns in Hagg Lake


A 23-year-old Hillsboro man drowned near Hagg Lake on the Fourth of July after being submerged for several minutes, according to Washington County sheriff's deputies.

Francisco Fernandez was swimming in Sain Creek at the lake last Tuesday evening, July 4, when he slipped under the water and did not resurface.

Bystanders pulled him from the water and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Fernandez did not respond.

More details about the accident will be in the July 12 issue of the News-Times.