Drowning victim found at Lake Waxahachie

Photo courtesy John Hester.

WAXAHACHIE — At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, visitors to Lake Waxahachie witnessed a swimmer go underwater. Those witnesses called 911 and tried unsuccessfully to reach the swimmer.

First responders arrived quickly and began searching for a possible victim. Crews used sonar technology and dive crews until 10:00 p.m. when thunderstorms began.

The search resumed at daylight on Sunday, August 14 and shortly before 7:00 a.m. an adult male victim was located and recovered. Pending notification of relatives, the victim's name is not being released at this time.