Autopsy ordered for body found in Lake Whitney

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An autopsy has been ordered performed on the body of a man recovered following a search at Lake Whitney on Tuesday.

Forensic technicians are also working to confirm the identity of the man recovered at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday by state game wardens who were conducting the search near Uncle Gus’ Marina and Resort near the south end of the lake.

It was Monday afternoon about 2:30 that the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a possible drowning.

A man, since identified as Barry Collins of Laguna Park, said he and a friend had gone fishing near the marina in a canoe.

He said the canoe had capsized and both men struggled in the water.

Collins made it to shore but said the other man went under and did not come up.

The search began after game wardens and deputies gathered information on the exact spot where the man disappeared.

They also learned that the missing man did not have a life jacket.

The capsized canoe along with items from it were recovered along the shoreline nearby.

As darkness approached, the search was called off and resumed Tuesday morning.

The victim was described as an older Hispanic male.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

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