Drowning

Media Release

On April 27, 2014 at approximately 3:09 am, the Hendersonville Police Department, Hendersonville Fire Department and Sumner County Emergency Services responded to 259 Sanders Ferry Road in regards to a possible drowning.  It was reported that an adult male had fallen off a dock into the water and had not been located.

After a short search of the waters around the dock, the victim, Anthony Maurice Hilliard 34 years old, from Springfield, Tennessee was located deceased under a boat.  An autopsy has been performed to determine the cause of death.  At this point the incident remains under investigation.

The Hendersonville Police Department would like to remind everyone that they should utilize extreme caution when enjoying the lake.  Numerous individuals lose their life every year while enjoying the tranquility of Old Hickory Lake.  Life jackets save lives!

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.