UPDATE: SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE DROWNING:
Billy Ray Williams
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The victim has been identified as 65-year-old black male, Billy Ray Williams.
At 12:05 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Atkins Lake regarding a boater in distress. An onlooker reported seeing a man fall into the water from his boat.
When deputies arrived, they began a search of the lake. At approximately 6:50 p.m., deputies located Williams' body in the water.
He was pronounced dead by Jefferson County Deputy Coroner April Davis.