by Christa Lollis "
A 9 year old child was swimming south of the high lying area in the company of his father and another 5 year old child," Sgt. Greg Sowell with the Nacogdoches police department explained. They were spending the day in a boat at lake Nacogdoches. But around 6:30 Scott Dilks noticed his son drifting away. He jumped in the water to save him. Dilks did make contact with his son, but shortly after Dilks disappeared under the water. Sowell said, "Authorities were notified and we did a search last night till almost midnight of the area by boat and by land and the shore line."