Game Wardens recover drowning victim in Ivanhoe community

Game Wardens recover drowning victim in Ivanhoe community

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Game wardens have recovered a 18 year-old drowning victim in Tyler County.

According to Game Warden Cpt. Shawn Phillips, emergency crews were called out to Lake Ivanhoe late Saturday night in reference to a canoe accident. Phillips said one person was able to make it to shore but an 18 year-old drowned. Phillips said the local environment hindered the search.

"There is a lot of grass that is made it hard to drag, use sonar or even dive," Phillips said. "We could do any of that if we had an exact location but it is hard when you don't and there is grass like what we have out there."

Phillips said is not on scene but is in contact with the recovery team. He is not sure of the exact details that lead to the recovery. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time but wardens confirm the victim is from the Dickenson area. The Tyler County Sheriff's Office is not commenting on the incident at this time.

This is the second drowning victim recovered in the region this week by game wardens. The body of 36-year-old Jessica Lynn Tate of jasper was recovered Friday night from The Angelina River on FM 2799.

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