Longview Drowning Victim Identified


swimming pool waterLONGVIEW – A young boy, swimming in his grandparent’s pool, has drowned in Longview. It happened Saturday night around 8:00 in the 2000 block of Lillie Street. The Longview News-Journal identified the boy as Tywone Jackson, 10. Gregg County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Arthur Fort told the paper family members found the boy unresponsive in the back yard pool. They had been unable to locate the youngster for around 20 to 45 minutes. The boy was rushed to Longview’s Good Shepherd Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 9:00. His body has been sent to a Tyler lab for autopsy.

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