DeSoto man drowns in Lost Lake

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Officials say a Lake Cormorant man died at Lost Lake in Eudora.

DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders said Monday that 18-year-old Cody Sykes was swimming in Lost Lake along with two friends.

Pounders said Sykes started swimming across the lake Sunday when he apparently had a cramp, and began to have trouble swimming. He said Sykes struggled for a few seconds and went under.

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Pounders said the cause of death has been determined to be a freshwater drowning.