Crews searching for missing swimmer at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie
The Grand Prairie Fire Department is resuming their search for a missing swimmer at Joe Pool Lake who went missing last night.
At around 7:00pm yesterday evening, multiple emergency responders were called to the south side of Joe Pool Lake near the Lake Ridge Parkway bridge.
Officials say two female juveniles and two adults, a man and a woman, were swimming near their boat when the adult male went missing. The two female juveniles, who were wearing life jackets, and the adult woman were safely rescued by emergency responders, but the man did not resurface.
A search for the man ensued, but was suspended due to nightfall. Rescue teams are back out on the water to recovery the man’s body.
The man was not wearing a life jacket, authorities say.
“As the lake season continues, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal floating device while near the water.”