Mesquite Boy Drowns In Joe Pool Lake

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    Suzanne Lunsford
    Joe Pool Lake at Cedar Hill State Park. This photos is right when the police showed up before rescue arrived.

    A 7-year-old Mesquite boy drowned Saturday night while swimming in Joe Pool Lake.

    Ivan Salinas was swimming with his mother when she saw him slip beneath the water surface. He was not wearing a life jacket.

    The boy was underwater for at least five minutes before a bystander pulled him to shore.

    CPR was performed. But Salinas was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Salinas is the second boy to drown at Joe Pool Lake this year.

    On May 27, 8-year-old Aaron Starks drowned at a public swimming area of Joe Pool Lake at Cedar Hill State Park in Grand Prairie.