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Authorities identify man who drowned in ETX lake

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The Wood County Game Warden confirmed 27-year-old Marcos Daniel Hernandez died in a drowning Monday evening. 

The drowning happened around 6:40p.m. on Lake Hawkins, located between Hawkins and Mineola.

The Game Warden, Derek Spitzer, said Hernandez swam out to a yellow buoy and on his return, began to struggle in the water. 

Once he began to struggle, people along the shore called 9-1-1. Witnesses told Spitzer that several people dove in to try to save him. Spitzer said Hernandez was underwater for 20-30 before they were able to retrieve his body. 

EMS personnel pronounced Hernandez dead on the scene.

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