Drowning Victim Found Dead at Lake Lewisville

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    The Lewisville Fire Department and Denton County Sheriff's deputies spent much of Saturday searching for a possible drowning victim at Lake Lewisville.

    Police identified a drowning victim pulled from Lake Lewisville on Sunday morning.

    Captain Swofford with the Texas Parks and Wildfire Department said the body was found in the general area rescue teams had been searching since Friday. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Blake Long of Little Elm.

    A Texas Game Warden said Long went missing after a boat flipped over late Friday night. Crews found a woman clinging to the boat and rescued her.

    Possible Drowning at Lake

    [DFW] Possible Drowning at Lake
    A Texas Game Warden said a man is missing after a woman was found clinging to a boat that was taking on water. The man has not been found.

    The Lewisville Fire Department and Denton County Sheriff's deputies spent much of Saturday searching for a possible drowning victim at Lake Lewisville.

    Rescuers focused their search on West Lake Park on the northwestern side of the lake.

    "We were here until about one o clock this morning, when we called it off for safety reasons, and then we were up at about 5:30 to get back out," said Cliff Swofford of Texas Parks and Wildlife.

    "These guys have been trained very well with it and they can pinpoint pretty well with good accuracy what they’re looking at down there," Swofford said.

    Letty Olvera of Farmers Branch came out to the lake on Saturday and was surprised to learn about the search.

    "It’s really sad. I think if maybe I had known possibly we wouldn’t have come out here," said Olvera.

    Swofford expected the lake to get busier as the holiday weekend continued. He urged everyone to put safety first.

    "There are many more people than usual weekends, and so there’s that many more boaters," Swofford said. "So don’t assume that everybody else is going to watch out. Just watch out for everybody and try to be as safe as you can be."