Deadly Weekend On North Texas Water

A teenager and two friends fishing drowned this weekend

By Catherine Ross
|  Monday, Jun 10, 2013  |  Updated 12:37 AM CDT
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A 17 year old drowned at Lewisville Lake over the weekend.

Catherine Ross, NBC 5 News

A 17 year old drowned at Lewisville Lake over the weekend.

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After a deadly weekend on the water, the minds of many are on the three people who did not make it to shore.

Early Saturday morning, 17-year-old Jaquis Jones of Carrollton passed away, after drowning at an end-of-the-year party. The young man was a popular football standout.

Miles away in Carrollton, 30-year-olds Francisco Najar and Hector Rodrigues, both of Dallas, also drowned. The two men were fishing in a pond in back of a restaurant when one fell into the water and the other jumped in after him.

Back at Lewisville Lake, Josh Linze, assistant manager of Just for Fun, a company that offers boat rentals, said they had started to see a quieter start to summer than years past, if only in terms of accidents.

However, he says he and his fellow employees stress safety above all else.

“This is one of the deadliest lakes in Texas and we know that – which is why we stress safety,” Linze said. “When we think of safety, we think of the families these people come home to – so they can come home!”

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