White Bluff VFD Assists in Lake Drowning
WBVFD is very fortunate to have a boat with Sonar to assist with search and rescue. White Bluff VFD is called out frequently as we are one of the few resources on Lake Whitney with sonar. Please remember to wear a life jacket or have one close by when on the lake.
The Article in the Lakelander Reads:
The identity of the teenager who drowned in Lake Whitney last week has been released by authorities.
The 13-year-old Whitney girl, identified as Stacie Bradshaw, was swimming with several other children at Cedar Creek Park on Lake Whitney around 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, when she went under water and did not resurface.
The Hill County Sheriff’s Office and search teams from multiple other agencies responded to the scene and recovered the girl’s body at approximately 7 p.m.
Bradshaw was a student at Whitney Middle School. Whitney Independent School District Superintendent John McCullough said, “All of us at Whitney ISD were devastated to hear about the loss of Stacie Bradshaw.
“She was a young lady who always seemed to have a smile on her face and enjoyed helping read the morning announcements at the middle school. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends and ask that you would keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with final expenses. It can be found at gf.me/u/ub48i8.
The Hill County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the search by Hill County Emergency Management, Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens, Hill County Precinct 2 Constable, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers, CareFlite and fire departments from Whitney, 2604 and White Bluff.
In a press release, the sheriff’s office offered its deepest condolences to the child’s family.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 26, at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of God in Cleburne.
Burial followed at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Johnson County.