Sherman Police are advising resident to exercise caution around area lakes following a drowning at Pecan Grove Park Thursday evening.

The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday when a woman went into the water for an unknown reason and began to struggle. Her husband and his brother went into the water to try and assist her, SPD Lt. John Kennemer said.

“He was attempting to get her to shore when he went under and never resurfaced,” he said.

The victim is believed to be a Sherman resident who was in his early 30s. There were no additional injuries, Kennemer said.

Kennemer said that police encourage residents not to swim in area reservoirs and lakes, as they were not designed for this purpose. He noted that it is not common to find people swimming at Pecan Grove Park, but when police do, they encourage them not to.

“People shouldn’t be out there swimming at all,” he said. “It is not that kind of lake.”

Kennemer said in some cases it is not immediately obvious what hazards may be under the water that could impair movement. Additionally, lifeguards and other support staff are not available at these lakes.

Michael Hutchins is the local government reporter for the Herald Democrat. He can be reached at