Search for drowning victim continues

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department dive teams continued search efforts Tuesday for the body of a 38-year-old Collin County man who went missing on Lewisville Lake on Sunday night.

Michael Quach of Melissa jumped out of a boat to help another family member panicking in the water. Quach wasn’t wearing a life jacket and never made it back to the boat. Windy weather initially made the search difficult Monday.

Game Warden Daron Blackerby said late Monday night the plan for Tuesday was to expand the area they were searching.

On Tuesday, he said the results were the same — nothing found.

“The [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] has been out Tuesday and we had more game wardens coming in,” Blackerby said. “It’s not going very well because of the wind and everything else going on. Unfortunately, it has turned into a lot longer deal than we thought.”

Crews from The Colony and Lewisville fire departments have been assisting state personnel in the search.

The search began after 5 p.m. Sunday and was halted after darkness fell Monday. Searchers returned early Tuesday morning.

Quach’s wife, Brianna Mann, and several other members of the family have been at Hidden Cove Park since he went missing. Quach had been on a Father’s Day boat outing with his wife, two children and other family members when he went missing.

— Bj Lewis


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