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Published: May 13, 2019


AN ACCIDENTAL DROWNING OVER THE WEEKEND TOOK THE LIFE OF A FISHERMAN.  ACCORDING TO MEDIA SOURCES, EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE CALLED TO ABERNATHY LAKE AROUND 11 AM SATURDAY AFTER A BOAT CAPSIZED.  THE VICTIM, DARREL LAMONTE HOUSTON, 48, OF ILLINOIS AND ANOTHER OCCUPANT, MICHAEL HOUSTON, WHO WAS ABLE TO SWIM SAFELY TO SHORE, WERE FISHING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE GILES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT, TWRA, GILES COUNTY EMS AND THE GILES COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONDED.