21 Year Old Drowns in Lake MonticelloMay 21st, 2009 by Joe Burgess
A 21 year old Monticello man lost his life around noon, today.
Robert Joseph Brazeale, who was swimming in the presence of mother a friend, became Lake Monticello’s third drowning victim, since the lake opened.
Brazeale was had jumped off of the boat dock on the Hunger Run access end of the lake on the south end, near, HWY 35.
A friend who was with him, was swimming away from Brazeale, when he heard him. A nearby fisherman, who also heard the calls for help, came to the scene, andÂ dove into the water three times.
On the third dive, he was able to locate Brazeale, near the bottom of the lake.
Both men removed the body from the water, and attempted CPR, but were unsuccessful in reviving him.
Both MASIÂ and the Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the scene.