• Man drowns at Forbes Lake

    by  • May 31, 2013 • News

    A 21-year-old Fairfield man has drowned at Forbes State Park near Omega.

    According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Damon garrison was swimming with friends in the beach area of the lake around two Thursday afternoon when he became exhausted and went under.

    Garrison’s friends attempted to keep him above the water, but were unsuccessful. Garrison was found in about 12 feet of water in the middle of the swimming area where he went under. State conservation officials using a boat located Garrison.

    Cannon pronounced garrison dead on the scene at 3:37 Thursday afternoon. Cannon says while there were no signs of foul play, an autopsy will be conducted Friday morning.