Body found in search at Lake Whitney


UPDATE: The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Monday in reference to a possible drowning near Uncle Gus Marina on Lake Whitney.

A man reported he and his friend were fishing on a canoe near the marina when the boat capsized. Both of them were struggling in the water, but only one of them made it back to shore.

The surviving man said his friend went into the water and never came back up. Texas State Game Wardens were notified, along with Bosque County deputies.

When the Game Wardens and deputies arrived on the scene, they gathered as much information as they could in order to narrow down the exact spot where the missing man was last seen.

Game Wardens, along with Hill County authorities, immediately started the search for the missing man. The missing man was reported to not have been wearing a life jacket when the boat capsized.

The capsized canoe was found on the shoreline, along with items from the canoe. The search was called off before dark and did not begin again until Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

When the search resumed, Bosque County deputies and the Hill County Constable’s Office joined the Game Wardens. The body of an older Hispanic man was found at 11:11 a.m. near the spot he was reported to have last been seen.

The body has not been positively identified at this time. An autopsy is pending.

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The body of a man at Lake Whitney has been found. His identity has not been released.

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The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a search is underway for the second day for a person reported missing after a canoe overturned Monday on Lake Whitney.

Game wardens are searching the lake on the Bosque County side near Uncle Gus’s Marina and Resort near the south end of the lake..

The search went on through Monday afternoon and was terminated at dark, resuming Tuesday at daybreak.

No name or other information has been released on the person missing.

Source: Bosque County Sheriff’s Office

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