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Man drowns in public pond in Hamilton County

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says a 23-year-old man drowned in a public pond near Syracuse.

The sheriff says the body of Joaquin Vazquez Hernandez, of Syracuse, was recovered from the pond Tuesday evening.

Emergency responders were called about 2 p.m. Tuesday after a man went underwater in the pond and didn’t resurface.

KAKE-TV reports people near the pond tried unsuccessfully to rescue the man.

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