Drowning victim, 30, recovered from Lake Buchanan

Crews search for a missing man in Lake Buchanan on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 (KXAN Photo)
Crews search for a missing man in Lake Buchanan on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 (KXAN Photo)

LAKE BUCHANAN, Texas (KXAN) — Divers have recovered the body of a 30-year-old man who went missing on Lake Buchanan over the weekend.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was searching for the man with three boats equipped with sonar and a dive team. Search crews began looking for the man at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Crews continued the search around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Big Chief RV and Cabin Resort, on the southeastern shore of the lake near FM 690.

Game wardens said a family was trying to anchor their boat on the lake Saturday night, but the wind started to move it. That’s when they tried to get their children, who were out swimming, back in the boat, but one of them got tired.

“[He] was getting fatigued and the victim went in after the child, and was able to get him back to the boat, and he in turn got tired and was unable to stay up,” said Captain Malcolm Wilke.

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