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The Newton County Sheriff’s Department investigated a drowning on Thursday afternoon. It happened shortly before 3:00 at Roundtree Lake behind a residence on County Road 1073 in the Indian Hills Community.

According to Chief Deputy Cynthia Hall, the only information she could release was that a man’s body had been recovered and a justice of the peace had been called to the scene.

Who the man is or the circumstances surrounding his death have not yet been released.

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