Wood Co. authorities investigate drowning

Photo Source: Janae Holland
Photo Source: Janae Holland

Posted by Michael Hetrick

Information provided by Janae Holland with Wood County:

WOOD COUNTY, TX - At 5:27 PM on June 16, 2010 Wood County Deputies were dispatched to a possible drowning at Lake Holbrook in Mineola.

Upon arrival Mineola Fire Department advised that the female subject arrived in a 1995 White Nissan pick up. Witnesses advised that the subject borrowed a float from another subject and swam out to the second buoy. Witnesses advised that the subject attempted to catch the float but the wind carried it in the opposite direction. The witnesses advised that the subject went under the water and never came back up.

Wood County Game Warden and the dive team located the body which was identified as Stephanie Hammond, 34.