Billy Graham’s son-in-law was found unresponsive in a pool, and is now being treated in the intensive care unit at a local hospital.
According to WFMY News2, the Bay Leaf Fire Department responded to a drowning call at the home of Anne Graham Lotz, Rev. Billy Graham’s daughter and the founder of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, on Monday afternoon.
The call suggested someone was drowning in a pool in Wake County just before 4 p.m., Captain Jimmy Stevens, with the Wake County Sheriff’s Department, said.
“Danny Lotz, Anne’s husband, was found by Anne unresponsive in their pool around 3:45pm Monday August 17. He is currently in a hospital ICU receiving excellent care. There are no answers yet as to the outcome. The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers,” she wrote.
— John Clark ABC11 (@JohnClarkABC11) August 18, 2015
Danny, a former dentist in the Raleigh area and a past member of the UNC Chapel Hill basketball team, has suffered from diabetic seizures in the past, which has required several hospital visits, according to WSAV3. However, it is not currently clear if his diabetes had anything to do with his near-drowning experience. Jim Young, who is a Graham family friend, said Danny is 78-years-old, and has been undergoing dialysis for the past six years.
Danny Lotz in ICU after found unresponsive in pool | Watch the video – Yahoo News http://t.co/7QWPBjXYmd
— Mr. Tony Powell (@MrTonyPowell1) August 18, 2015
Young, the President of Capitol Commission, which is a Christian outreach organization, said Danny regularly leads a bible study every Friday with 80-100 men in Raleigh, which is something he has done for the past 30 years.
Anne also posted a similar message regarding her husband to Twitter.
“Danny Lotz is currently in ICU receiving excellent care. The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers,” she wrote.
Danny Lotz is currently in ICU receiving excellent care. The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers.
— Anne Graham Lotz (@AGLotz) August 18, 2015
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