UPDATE: Man Drowns At Cheney Lake While Saving Friend

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sheriffs Officers in Reno County have released the name of the drowning victim at Cheney Lake. Marcus Marqaiz Hutton, 19 years old, was swimming with friends when he helped one of those friends who was struggling.

Hutton pushed the friend on to a more shallow part of the area they were swimming in, Hutton then fell victim and went under the water. His body was recovered around 8 P.M. Saturday evening by a boat equipped with sonar.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rescue crews have recovered the body of a man who has drowned at Cheney Lake.

Authorities say the man was swimming with family and friends at the lake when a friend began struggling in the water. The man, in his late teens, helped his friend to safety, but then disappeared under the water around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Rescuers later found the man about 200 yards from shore under six feet of water. He was pronounce dead at the scene.

His name has not been released.

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