A 24-year-old swimmer went missing while in a lake with his family on Labor Day, Texas officials told local media.
The man and his family were swimming near the lower end of Palestine Lake around 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, when he went missing, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife game warden said in a statement. hurry.
A fishing boat in the area used its sonar to scan the water, locating the man, KLTV reported.
An off-duty volunteer firefighter was at the edge of the lake and swam to rescue the man, the manager said. Those at the scene performed CPR, KLTV reported.
The man was taken to hospital and declared dead Tuesday morning, KETK reported, citing officials. The cause of death may have been drowning, but an autopsy is still needed to confirm, the outlet reported.
The 24-year-old from Whitehouse, Texas was identified as Jacob Lee Weaver by the Palestine Herald-Press, citing the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Facebook posts and a recently launched GoFundMe also identified Weaver as the victim.
Palestine Lake is about 115 miles southeast of Dallas.