Tragedy On The Water

Man believed drowned at Lake Lewisville tried to help save swimmer

Man believed drowned at Lake Lewisville tried to help save swimmer

A 38-year-old Asian male is presumed drowned after he disappeared in Lake Lewisville on Father's Day. Capt. Cliff Swofford with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says the man jumped from a boat into the lake on Sunday, June 15, to help a struggling swimmer.

"The victim jumped into the water without a life jacket on to help another individual who was actually wearing a life jacket," Swofford says.

The person wearing the life jacket survived, but the man who came to his rescue has not been seen since. Divers searched unsuccessfully for the missing man until dusk on Sunday. The search continues today.

Officials have not released the name of the victim, though NBC DFW has identified him as Michael Quach.

This is the second drowning on Lake Lewisville this month. Michael Collins, 43, drowned on June 1 after he too jumped from a boat into the water without a life jacket.

"Personal floatation devices are essential," Swofford says. "We urge everyone to wear a life jacket or at least have it nearby to where you can put your hand on it if you are in a boat."

Lake Lewisville drowning
Authorities are still searching for a man who went missing on June 15. Photo via Facebook