POSTED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 8:26am
UPDATED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 3:41pm
Gladewater, TX (Longview News-Journal) —
UPDATE (3:37 p.m.): The name of the man who drowned during a fishing outing with his son has been released.
Timothy Matthew Carson, 36, of Gladewater died Saturday evening while swimming while fishing with his son.
ORIGINAL: A Gladewater man drowned in Prairie Creek while taking a swim during a fishing outing with his son, officials said Sunday.
The drowning occurred Saturday evening near Prairie Creek Bridge on Texas 135.
Gregg County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson said the two decided to take a swim while fishing on the creek Saturday evening. The father went under and failed to surface.
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