Crews suspend search efforts for the night at Sam Rayburn for po - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Breaking

Crews suspend search efforts for the night at Sam Rayburn for possible drowning victim

Source: KTRE Source: KTRE
Source: KTRE Source: KTRE
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Teams have suspended the search for the night at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir for a missing 57-year-old man after his empty boat was found at Smith Cove in Angelina County Sunday morning.

Monday's efforts included areas near the borders of Angelina and Jasper County.

Capt. Tom Jenkins with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department said Monday that the boat was found at about 10 a.m. Sunday. Later, a truck and trailer were found at the public boat ramp in Jasper County, which is off Recreational Road 225.

A pilot flew across the lake and did not find anything in his aerial coverage.

Although authorities do have the man’s name, they’re not releasing it at this time, Jenkins said.

Authorities said they are persistent in their efforts, and will resume the search Tuesday morning at Lake Sam Rayburn.

Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly