Family of drowning victim speaks out - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Family of drowning victim speaks out

Photo Source: WDAM Photo Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The family of a teenager who drowned in the C. E.  Roy Community Pool in Hattiesburg said coping with this unimaginable loss has been difficult.

 His mother, Dwan Hughes, said her son, JuWine Hughes, was with a family friend when out of nowhere, she had a strange feeling.

“Something told me to just call my sister I said what ya’ll doing and she said you haven’t heard the news, I said 'What news?'" Dwan Hughes said. "She said 'your son drowned' and I just burst out and broke down."

His aunt, Tinisha Womack, said she is heartbroken.

“I had just had a baby and I was in ICU when I heard the news,” Womack said.

The family said they will always hold on to the memories.

“Now since he’s gone, he’s in my heart, I’ll be strong,” Hughes said.

They hope Juwine’s tragic death will teach other families about the importance of water safety.

“Please act, supervise your kids around water because things can happen so fast,” Womack said. 

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.  

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Four Carey athletes named SSAC players of week

    Four Carey athletes named SSAC players of week

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:01:09 GMT

    Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.

    More >>

    Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.

    More >>
  • JCJC star guard Alexis Tolefree commits to Arkansas

    JCJC star guard Alexis Tolefree commits to Arkansas

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:54:17 GMT

    Jones County Junior College standout guard Alexis Tolefree recently had a change of heart regarding her initial college decision. After committing to Ole Miss, she announced Wednesday her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas.

    More >>

    Jones County Junior College standout guard Alexis Tolefree recently had a change of heart regarding her initial college decision. After committing to Ole Miss, she announced Wednesday her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas.

    More >>
  • Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:52:38 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly