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Police investigating apparent drowning death in Laurel County

Posted at 1:37 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 16:33:24-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Laurel Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent drowning that occurred Thursday morning near London.

Police said area residents found the victim, identified as 52-year-old Jeffery Whitis, of London, unresponsive at about 7:44 a.m. in a pond off Hatcher Road.

Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling pronounced the victim deceased a short time later.

Laurel County Sheriff's Detective Robert Reed Along with the Laurel County Coroner's office continues to investigate the death.