Toddler Found Alone in Boat on Lake Granbury, Body Found Nearby

A man's body was found in Lake Granbury Friday evening, about 24 hours after a father and his young daughter launched a boat there.

Deputies said 36-year-old Oscar Monjaras Robledo launched his boat from the Granbury City Beach Boat Ramp at about 5 p.m. Thursday along with his 3-year-old daughter.

At about 9 a.m. Friday, someone saw the boat near the shore and called police.

When officials arrived, they heard the father's phone ringing. That's when they found the toddler alone in the boat.

She told them her father went swimming. She was not hurt and is doing OK.

"It's a parent's worst nightmare. I have children, and a 3-year-old out at night … Thank God she was found in the morning time, because out in this heat, we could have had another fatality," said Lt. Johnny Rose, with the Hood County Sheriff's Office.

Just after 5:30 p.m. Friday, officials recovered Robledo's body approximately 60 feet from where the family's boat was found.

They don't suspect foul play or suicide. Rose said their best guess is that Robledo didn't anchor his boat before jumping in. They believe a current caught it, pushing both it and him to where they were found.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hood County Sheriff's Office at 817-579-3307.

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