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Smith Co. drowning victim identified

Smith Co. drowning victim identified

POSTED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:55pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:01pm

The body of a Sunday evening drowning victim has been identified.

According to Judge Mitch Shamburger, the body recovered from the Smith County pond is that of Christy Dennis, 41, of Tyler.

The drowning happened at a small, private pond in the 13,500 block of Highway 155 just before 5:30 p.m. The Smith County Sheriff's Office says the Dennis rowed out to the middle of the pond on a boat before prior to jumping into the water and began swimming. That's when authorities say she went under.

According to Dennis' Facebook page, she worked as a Monitor Tech at East Texas Medical Center.

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