Man rescued from Lake Ray Roberts

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A 34-year-old Texas man remained hospitalized Monday after being pulled from Lake Ray Roberts on Saturday evening.

According to park ranger Greg Waller, the man was pulled from the swimming area at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. The area can reach 10 feet deep in some spots.

Family members noticed the man was missing at about 6:30 p.m. and called 911. Emergency responders were still performing CPR when they transported the man to Denton Regional Medical Center.

It was the first water rescue at Lake Ray Roberts this year, but not for Denton County, which has seen at least six people drown, or nearly drown, in the past five weeks.

On Friday, a 13-year-old boy nearly drowned at a University of North Texas pool while attending a camp on campus. A UNT student, Shedrack Onuoha, 22, drowned June 25 in a swimming pool at a Fry Street apartment complex.

On June 15, 4-year-old Caleb Royce, of Valley View, drowned in a pool at a Lewisville apartment complex.

And on June 8, firefighters responded to three incidents, including two in Carrollton that claimed three lives and one at the Denton Natatorium, where another 4-year-old boy was pulled from the leisure pool and flown to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas in critical condition.

Also on Saturday, Argyle firefighters responded to a call in the 900 block of Fannin Street in Lantana, after a 2-year-old child fell into a swimming pool. According to dispatch notes, the parents took the child to the hospital.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

 


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