GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — The Grand Prairie Fire Department Saturday said the Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of a 55-year-old man who drowned in Joe Pool Lake on Wednesday. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the man’s name later.
The fire department said the dive team recovered the body at around 8:15 a.m. Saturday after the drowning was reported at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. A witness told first responders they saw the man swimming off of a boat and didn’t resurface. The man was wearing a life vest on the boat but removed it to go swimming, officials said.
“The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family,” the fire department said in a statement. “As the lake season continues, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal floating device while near the water.”
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