Tragedy On The Water

Deadly weekend results in 3 suspected drownings on North Texas lakes

Deadly weekend results in 3 suspected drownings on North Texas lakes

The first weekend in June proved deadly on North Texas lakes as two bodies were recovered and another is still missing. 

Michael Collins, 43, drowned at Lake Lewisville on June 1. Texas Parks and Wildlife Capt. Cliff Swofford says Collins jumped off a boat located in the party cove area of the lake around 4 pm Sunday. Swofford believes Collins was swimming after an item that he'd spotted in the water. He was not wearing a life jacket.

"It happens all too often," Swofford says. "They'll see an item in the water and start chasing after it, but the winds will push it out farther and farther."

Another deadly accident occurred on Lake Ray Hubbard. According to Dallas police, a 28-year-old Asian male went missing around 6:45 pm on Sunday. His body was recovered three hours later. 

Officials are still searching for a missing person at Cedar Creek Reservoir. The Texas Game Warden deployed a dive team on Sunday afternoon after a possible drowning was reported. No body has been found at this time.

The June drownings follow two similar fatalities on North Texas lakes in May. A jet ski accident on Joe Pool Lake claimed one life on May 26, while another man died after jumping into White Rock Lake on May 20.

Lake Lewisville drowning
Authorities say a man who jumped off a boat drowned on June 1. Photo via Facebook