Recreation Turns Deadly For East Texas Couple - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

07/25/05 - Cherokee County

Recreation Turns Deadly For East Texas Couple

by Ramonica R. Jones

A Cherokee County man drowned over the weekend and his wife remains in critical condition after almost drowning in the same East Texas lake.

Ruth Garcia and her husband, Jose, went for a swim Saturday in Lake Palestine when they both went under. Ruth survived, but her husband drowned.

Parks and Wildlife officers found his body Sunday morning with the help of a Fire and Rescue team from Anderson County.

Ruth Garcia is recovering in a Jacksonville hospital.

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