UPDATE: Crews pull man's body out of Lake Gladewater
POSTED: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:56pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:15am
Lake Gladewater — The man who drowned in Lake Gladewater has been identified Aceon Jones, 25, of Gladewater. (News release at bottom)
Officials tell KETK crews the victim that drowned was a 25-year-old black male from Gladewater.
The victims name is not being released at this time per request of his family.
Officials also say that the victim was swimming to the first buoy.
It was when he reached the first buoy and began to swim back, that he went under. Game wardens say that there is a drop off in that area.
The victims family says that he was in good shape.
Officials tell KETK alcohol was not a factor and believes that cramps caused the drowning.
UPDATE: KETK crews did see officials pull a body out of lake gladewater.
Details aren't clear yet, but stay with KETK for the latest details as they become available.
Glade water police officials confirm a possible drowning at Lake Gladewater.
A KETK photographer says emergency crews are currently searching the water for a body.
KETK will bring you more information as it becomes available.
On 06/14/2011, at 5:11pm Gladewater Police received a call regarding a possible drowning victim in the swimming area of Lake Gladewater in Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas.
Several emergency units arrived and immediately began rescue efforts after gaining information from bystanders of an adult male being seen going under the water, but not resurfacing.
Mr. Dexter Williams (B/M, DOB: 02/19/1986) and Mr. Aceon Jones (the victim,) (B/M, DOB: 09/30/1985) stripped down to their shorts on the beach and raced out into the water. Continuing the race, they both swam toward the floating swim area markers. Jones made it to the marker first and, according to Mr. Williams, looked to be in distress. The victim went under water and did not return to the surface.
Rescue and recovery efforts continued with Gladewater Police, Fire departments, State Game Wardens, and Longview Fire Department Dive Team, and the victim was recovered, around 7:00pm.
Upshur County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Rhonda Welch arrived and ruled the death as a drowning accident.
The victim's body was collected by Dearion and Davis Funeral Home of Gladewater.
From Gladewater Police Department