GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — A man has died in a drowning incident at Joe Pool Lake at Thursday afternoon, officials say.
The Grand Prairie Fire Department said it responded to a drowning call around 4 p.m. west of the swim beach area of the lake.
According to the department, witnesses pulled the 41-year-old swimmer out of the water and started CPR. Crews with the department transported the man to a hospital, where he died.
His identity has not yet been released. The fire department said he was not wearing a life vest.
“As the lake season continues, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal floatation device while near or in the water,” the department said.
This is the third reported drowning death at Joe Pool Lake this year.
A 39-year-old man died at a hospital after being pulled from the lake on June 9. A teenager was also pulled alongside the man and was hospitalized in critical condition.
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