Grand Prairie

Man's Body Recovered From Joe Pool Lake on Easter Sunday

A man's body was recovered from Joe Pool Lake on Easter Sunday after he reportedly went for a swim and drowned, firefighters say.

The Grand Prairie Fire Department said crews responded to a possible drowning at the lake at 5:30 Sunday evening. A witness reported seeing a man swimming near the beach and the restroom area who did not resurface.

The Grand Prairie Public Safety Dive Team searched and recovered a body of an adult male. He was not wearing a life vest, firefighters said.

The man's identity will be released by the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.

"As the lake season approaches, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal floating device while near the water," a fire department post on Facebook read.

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