Drowning victim recovered at Lake Sam Rayburn after hours-long search

Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
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ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Emergency crews are responding to a drowning on Lake Sam Rayburn.

Phil Wood, Angelina County Game Warden, says they are working with recovery operations at Sam Rayburn Lake at Cassell Boykins. He has confirmed that an unidentified person has drowned.

The drowning happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the unidentified victim was located.

The Angelina Constables office, Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue, Jasper County game warden, as well as a dive team have been working together and continue to investigate.


According to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanchez, crews are down at Cassels-Boykin Park in the southern part of the county. The sheriff said the Nacogdoches Dive Team is on the way to assist with the search.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens and units from the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene.

We will update this story with any new information we receive.

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