The man who drowned in Lake Texoma Tuesday evening was a 25-year-old from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, authorities said.
The Denison Fire Rescue dive team and Texas game wardens recovered the body shortly before noon Wednesday. Michael Hummert, a game warden in Grayson County, said the man’s identity will not be released.
“We’re not going to release the name at all,” Hummert said. “We never do in drownings.”
Authorities were called to the Lighthouse Marina area after a report of a possible drowning at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Hummert said they are not sure what caused the man to drown.
“He was out in a rented boat, and he got into the water for whatever reason and began struggling and went under,” Hummert said.
Game wardens, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Denison dive team were called to the scene, and a search for the man began that evening. Hummert said the search stopped before 10:30 p.m., and it was resumed the next morning.
Sometime between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the body was located using side scan sonar at a depth of about 30 feet, Hummert said. The Denison dive team was then called to retrieve the body, which was sent to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, with assistance from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the death.
“We always recommend people to wear life jackets, especially if they’re going to be swimming on the lake,” Hummert said.