Search (Lake Arlington)
At 7:33 pm on March 31st Arlington’s Dive Team responded to Lake Arlington for a report of a missing person.
Family members on scene reported that the 43 year old male had left on the jet ski, without a life vest, 3 hours prior and had not returned. Arlington’s Dive Team launched and began a search. Fort Worth PD Air 1 helicopter also responded to assist in the search.
Operations were suspended at 10:15 pm and resumed at 8:00 am today. Currently, dive teams from Arlington and Grand Prairie FD are searching the lake along with Tarrant Regional Water District and Texas Game Wardens. They are utilizing side scan sonar to assist in the search. This enables rescuers to quickly search a wide area and obtain detailed underwater images regardless of water clarity.
The operation is set to transition from rescue to recovery mode at 4:00 pm today, 24 hours after he was last seen.