Drowning Victim Passes AwayJune 17th, 2010 by Joe Burgess
Antwon Clifton, age 16 of Wilmar, died Tuesday, after being removed from life support at Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
The youth was the victim of drowning at Lake Monticello on Monday, June 7.
The obituary will be posted when detail are announced. According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, shortly after 8 pm, Monday night, Clifton was swimming in Lake Monticello with friends, when they heard him call for help.
Two friends, along with 3 other people who were near the boat dock area of Lake Monticello’s HWY 35 entrance, helped pull the young man out of the water, while Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies, Search and Rescue Team members, and SEEMS ambulance responded.
The youth was taken to Drew Memorial Hospital, where he was treated, before being Med-Flighted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, in Little Rock.
Due to his age, the young man’s name is not being released at this time.
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