Second drowning in as many weeks at Lake Hawkins

WOOD CO. (KYTX) - A drowning Sunday at Lake Hawkins has claimed the life of a Longview man.

According to Texas Game Warden Quint Balkam, the 20-year-old man was swimming with friends when he began struggling, and went under around 4:50 p.m.

Friends tried to retrieve the man, but were unseccessful. Area dive teams were called to the scene, and recovered the victim's body shortly after 5 p.m.
The name of the drowning victim has not been released.

This was the second drowning at Lake Hawkins within the past two weeks.


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