POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:03pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:12pm
Chandler, Texas (KETK) — Texas Park Parks and Wildlife has confirmed with KETK that a man swimming in Lake Palestine drowned Tuesday evening.
Captain Mike Hanson tells us, around 6:30 p.m. the victim was seen by witnesses swimming in the lake, just northeast of the Sunrise Shore boat ramp.
Witnesses say the man appeared to be struggling and when they tried to rescue him, he had already gone under the water's surface.
The victim's body was recovered by a search team made up of Henderson County game wardens, sheriff's deputies and several area volunteer firefighters around 11:30 p.m.
Captain Mike Hanson tells us, the victim's name will be released after family members have been notified.