The Fourth of July drowning victims in Lake Lewisville have been identified as two sisters, Teegan Hill of Lancaster and Troinee Broom of Dallas.
Broom, 28, and Hill were celebrating the holiday and Hill’s 31st birthday on Sunday evening. They were on a pontoon boat with others near Pilot Knoll Park in Highland Village when large waves rocked the boat, according to officials. Hill and Broom, who were not wearing life jackets, fell in and didn’t resurface.
Their bodies were recovered over four hours later.
Their father told FOX 4 that the sisters were like “two peas in a pod.” Hill was an attorney in Dallas and Broom was a Kindergarten teacher in Dallas.
In high school, Hill was among the top track stars in the country, according to 24/7 Sports. She was a two-time Texas Class 4A individual state champion at Lancaster High School, which she helped lead to an eighth consecutive team track championship. She was a four-time National Junior Olympic qualifier and finished fourth in the 400 meter dash at the U.S. National Junior Olympics in 2008.
A North Texas family is grieving following the drowning of two sisters on Lake Lewisville. 31-year-old Teegan Hill and 28-year-old Troinee Broom had been celebrating Hill’s birthday with friends and family Sunday night. Hill was an attorney, Broom a teacher. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/5kB73nzdVd
— Nicole Osei (@NicOseiNews) July 6, 2021