Lake rescue team finds body of La. man in Lake Livingston

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - (KTRE) - On the sixth day of searching, officials found the body of a Louisiana man who drowned in Lake Livingston.

Constable Woody Wallace confirmed in a text message Thursday morning that they found the body of Clarence Verrett, 66.

Verrett had been checking trot lines at the lake on Friday when he fell in the water.

Wallace said a man with lakeside property in San Jacinto County found the body floating near his property and called San Jacinto authorities. Deputies with the Precinct 1 constable's office in Trinity County went to the location and assisted the San Jacinto County deputies in retrieving and identifying the body.

Wallace said finding the body brings mixed emotions.

"It's pretty tough," he said. "The family is understandably frustrated because they want closure. But they're grateful this is over with and appreciate everyone's support."

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