Connie Thornton, 52, and her young grandsons, ages nine and eight, were swimming from a sandbar on Village Creek when the two boys ventured too far from the sandbar. Thornton became concerned and went out to urge them to come closer to the sandbar. When she got into deeper water, she yelled that she had a cramp and went underwater. It is unknown how long Thornton was underwater, but the older of the two boys was able to pull her partially out of the water. The other ran to the parking area for help, and several people who were in the area responded. The Hardin County Sheriffâs Department is investigating the case. An autopsy was ordered since several different types of pills were found inside a prescription bottle recovered from Thorntonâs vehicle. On July 29th, the Jefferson County Coronerâs Office ruled death by drowning.