Sunday, May 21, 2017

Benjamin Nzavi And Daughter Drowned In Lake Whitney

Search crews have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Lake Whitney Saturday.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office said the body was recovered and the man pronounced dead by a Justice of the Peace at 10:54 a.m.

The sheriff's office said the father was identified as Benjamin Nzavi of Hill County.

Nzavi and his 11-year-old daughter drowned in Lake Whitney Saturday, according to authorities.

The drownings happened just after 11:30 a.m., according to Morgan's Point's Police Chief Fred Churchill and the Hill County Sheriff's Office.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office said Nzavi and daughter went out to the lake for a swim when the child went under and did not resurface. Authorities said Nzavi tried to rescue the child but did not resurface either.