Authorities release details in Lake Somerville drowning

SOMERVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - Authorities say one person drowned Sunday afternoon at Welch Park.

Officials with the Burleson County Sheriff's office say around 4 p.m. they received a call about the drowning.

A juvenile female from Hearne was swimming with a family member when the cousin began to struggle in the water. Another swimmer pulled the cousin to safety but could not find the female, according to the sheriff's office.

Around 4:26 p.m., a juvenile female was located in the water and first responders tried to save her life. She was taken to CHI St. Joseph in Caldwell where she was pronounced dead by the justice of the peace.