Burleson County Sheriff’s Office investigating Lake Somerville Drowning

BURLESON COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday drowning at Welch Park at Lake Somerville.

Witnesses say at around 6:34 p.m., Kendree Dashawn Citizen, 20, of Sealy, was on a boat with friends about 50 yards from shore. Citizen and other friends jumped into the water with the intention of swimming to shore. He did not resurface.

The others made it,” said Chief Deputy John Pollock. “He did not.”

State game wardens were able to locate and recover Citizen’s body around 10:50 p.m. His body will be sent to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Somerville Fire Department, St. Joseph’s medics and the Somerville Police Department responded to and assisted in this investigation.