Saturday, May 25, 2024

Body recovered from Lake Grapevine

Flower Mound and Grapevine fire departments and the Texas Game Warden. (File photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound)

Officials recovered a body from Lake Grapevine on Monday evening while searching for a missing boater.

The missing man was with a group of people on Saturday morning in the west end of the lake, according to a Grapevine Fire Department news release. He was riding on an inner tube being towed by a boat when he fell off. He became distressed and went under water, and wasn’t seen again.

He was not wearing a life jacket.

Grapevine Fire Department search boats and dive team responded, but the witnesses did not have a specific “last seen” point, so officials searched a wide area in the lake for the missing man, who has not been identified.

A view of Grapevine Lake from a top floor of the Lakeside Tower. (Photo by Brian Maschino)

The search continued Sunday with sonar grids, according to a news release. The department, along with help from the Texas Game Warden and Parks and Wildlife, began surface and shoreline searches Monday, said Fire Chief Darrell Brown.

The body was recovered Monday evening, Brown said. As of Tuesday morning, the victim has not been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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