[UPDATE] Woman Drowns in Madison County Lake

[UPDATE] 11-22 10:50am --

MCSO has issued a statement:

Madison County Sheriff Benjamin Stewart reports that on Thursday the 18h day of November 2010, Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Yogi Bear Jellystone Park (1039 SW St. Augustine Road Madison Fl.) regarding a possible drowning.

Deputies discovered Faye Marie Randall, B/F, DOB: 06/09/1941 of Madison Florida non-responsive due to an apparent drowning. Deputies learned that the decedent and her son Andy White (37 yoa) had been fishing from the bank of a pond located on the parks grounds. The pond bank was surrounded by high weeds and Andy had moved to the opposite side of the pond as they both continued fishing. Andy later noticed that he did not see his mother and walked back to where he had last seen her and found his mother floating at the edge of the pond bank in approximately 5 foot of water. Andy immediately removed his mother from the pond, called 911 and started CPR. Upon EMS and Deputies arrival, Faye Marie Randall was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation reveals no suspicions and the decedent with a recent history of certain medical issues. The Medical Examiner’s Office reports the cause of death as Drowning.


Madison County, Florida --

The manager of a private campground in Madison County says a woman has died after illegally climbing a fence and drowning in a lake.

The manager of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park says the unidentified woman and her son got past a fence and were trying to fish in the park's lake. He says somehow the woman wound up in the lake and drowned and that the park didn't know anything about the accident until an ambulance pulled up out front.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

The woman's grown son reportedly tried to perform CPR, but could not revive her.

The park is located just off I-10 at exit 258.

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