Man, 2 Children Rescued After Boat Sinks on Lake Ray Hubbard - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Man, 2 Children Rescued After Boat Sinks on Lake Ray Hubbard

All three were wearing life jackets

Man, 2 Children Rescued After Boat Sinks on Lake Ray Hubbard

Authorities rescued a man and two children who were left clinging to a tree in the middle of Lake Ray Hubbard when their boat sank, officials say. (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

Authorities rescued a father and his two children who were left clinging to a tree in the middle of Lake Ray Hubbard when their boat sank, officials say.

"The water was just coming over the top of the boat the winds were so strong," said Dallas police officer Casey Tharp.

All three were unharmed and were wearing life vests, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman said. Raw: See the Rescue on Lake Ray HubbardRaw: See the Rescue on Lake Ray Hubbard

A man and two children are safe after being stranded on a tree on Lake Ray Hubbard Wednesday after their boat sank, officials say.

(Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

The man and his 13-year-old and 8-year-old sons were somewhere north of the Texas 66 bridge between Rowlett and Rockwall when Dallas police found them. 

"We were actually able to get to them to get them out and didn’t have to worry about someone losing their life today," said Officer Brian Halpain.

Video from Texas Sky Ranger showed the three clinging onto the branches of a tree in the middle of part of the lake. They were quickly pulled onto a Dallas Police Department boat and brought to shore.

Photo credit: NBC 5 News

A man and two children are safe after being stranded on a tree on Lake Ray Hubbard Wednesday after their boat sank, officials say.
Photo credit: NBC 5 News

NBC 5's Allie Spillyards contributed to this report.

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