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Two Believed Drowned on North Texas Lakes This Weekend

One body recovered, one man still missing

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    NBC 5 News
    Lewisville Lake

    Drowning calls kept emergency crews busy at two North Texas lakes on Sunday.

    At Lewisville Lake, firefighters pulled a man out of the water near the Westlake Park on Sunday afternoon.

    The man, later identified as 43-year-old Michael Collins, was in the party cove area on a boat when witnesses said he dove into the water to retrieve an item but never surfaced.

    The drowning was the second at Lake Lewisville this spring. On May 25, divers recovered the body of 31-year-old Blake Long of Little Elm, who drowned after falling out of a capsized boat.

    At Cedar Creek lake in Henderson County, crews searched into the night for a missing man after witnesses reported seeing a SeaDoo with the engine running with no one aboard and a lifejacket hanging from the side.

    Witnesses secured the watercraft while personnel from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and Texas Game Wardens began to search for the missing rider.

    Officials said Monday that the body of 62-year-old Robert Ralph George was recovered from the lake at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

    The investigation into George's death is ongoing.

    The lake, which is about 60 miles southeast of Dallas, is 30 feet deep at some points.