The search for missing Madison Central senior Emanuel Prewitt has come to a tragic conclusion.
After going missing at Herrington Lake on Wednesday, June 10, the Boyle County Emergency Management Director informed LEX18 that Prewitt’s body was recovered in the lake on Tuesday.
According to initial reports last week, Prewitt was swimming in the lake with friends on Wednesday, with those with him telling authorities the 17-year-old was struggling to keep up and eventually saw him go underwater.
Since Thursday morning, rescue teams have been searching the dark 125-foot waters using drag equipment. Due to the lake’s dark waters and depth, divers were not able to explore and sonar equipment was unable to map out the area, per LEX18.
According to the report, Prewitt’s body will now be taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.
Absolutely heartbreaking news. Prayers to the Prewitt family and those involved.