Texas Parks & Wildlife Department releases name of woman who drowned in Sam Rayburn

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department releases name of woman who drowned in Sam Rayburn

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has released the name of the 48-year-old Bronson woman who drowned in Lake Sam Rayburn Saturday afternoon.

Captain Tom Jenkins with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said Monday morning that Veronica Duffy drowned in Sam Rayburn. On Sunday, TP&W, officials declined to release Duffy's name because her next of kin had not been notified.

According to a previous East Texas News story, Duffy and another person had been swimming in Lake Sam Rayburn at Highway 83 and San Augustine Park with another person in a boat nearby when the woman who was later identified as Duffy "went under."

Another person tried to rescue her, but he suffered cramps and was unable to do so, Jenkins said.

The drowning incident occurred at about 1 p.m. Saturday. Duffy's body was recovered at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Jenkins said that an autopsy has been ordered in the case.

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