Man drowns in Walworth County waters

Man drowns in Walworth County waters

A man drowned Thursday afternoon in a lake in Walworth County, police said.

Lake Geneva police said officers responded at 1:05 p.m. to the Big Foot Beach State Park Area for a report of a person who was drowning.

Witnesses told police that they observed a man about 110 feet off shore struggling to stay above water. Witnesses attempted to reach the man, but he went underwater before they could get to him.

Multiple agencies responded and searched for the victim who was found 110 feet off the shore in approximately 8 feet of water at 1:48 p.m., according to the report. Lifesaving efforts were started on the victim but were unsuccessful.

The victim is a 53-year-old Lake Geneva man. Police didn’t identify him Thursday night pending notification of his family.