Dallas, TX - At 10:55 A.M. on March 16th, Dallas Fire-Rescue units were sent to Lake Ray Hubbard in response to a 911 call from someone stating that a relative had not been seen since taking his boat out fishing into Lake Ray Hubbard the previous day, on March 15th.
Reportedly, the missing individual typically fished in a certain area, along the Highway 66 bridge, and never stayed in the water very long.
While the missing person’s vehicle and trailer were located earlier at the Highway 66 ramp, the actual boat was later located by Air One, capsized in the water approximately a half mile South of the 66 bridge, with no one inside.
Air 1, Marine 1 and the Texas Game Warden, among other agencies, were at the scene trying to locate the whereabouts of the missing. The continued use of sonar and ground searches along the shoreline were the preferred mode of operation thus far; with most efforts focusing around the general area where the boat was found capsized.
March 18th marked the third day of operations in the search for the missing 50-year-old man in Lake Ray Hubbard. Crews were in the water since early in the morning (unknown time). The search was mostly in the hands of the Texas Game Warden, as they've had as many as six boats in the water throughout the course of the day. Dallas Fire-Rescue was assisting with its Marine 1 unit and any other resources that may be requested. On the third day, there were still no additional signs of the missing fisherman and the search concluded at sunset.
On March 19th, Dallas Fire-Rescue was out on the water with the Game Wardens, but at around noon, they cleared the scene as they were told their resources were no longer needed. The Game Warden was still in the water however; and it is exclusively their operation, unless they requested the assistance of Dallas Fire-Rescue.
UPDATE: (March 22, 2017) Texas game wardens believe a body located early this morning on Lake Ray Hubbard could be that of an angler who went missing March 15th. Game wardens and local first responders have recovered the body, which has been turned over to the Rockwall Justice of the Peace and the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office. The identity of the victim has not been confirmed. The body was discovered at about 7:45 a.m. It had surfaced near the site where first responders found a capsized boat last Thursday.
Numerous crews had been searching the 22,000-acre reservoir east of Dallas for a 50-year-old man who went missing last week. Texas Department of Public Safety and Dallas Police Department air assets located the capsized boat of the missing person midday March 16. Dallas Fire-Rescue, Rockwall Fire Department and Texas game wardens responded to the capsized boat, but the missing person was not located.
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