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

All three were wearing life jackets

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. [[512833662,C]]

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.

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

NBC 5's Allie Spillyards contributed to this report.

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