Possible accidental drowning claims life of Commiskey man

Authorities in Jennings County are investigating what they suspect is an accidental drowning.

A Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says that at 9:36 a.m. on Monday, deputies, along with rescue personnel, responded to a home on County Road 850 South in the Commiskey area after a person called to report a possible drowning. When they arrived, they determined that the victim, Arnold Hendrix, 63, of Commiskey, had passed away after being found in a pond.

Authorities say that, despite their belief that it was an accidental drowning, the investigation is ongoing.