Swimmer’s body recovered from Lake Bardwell in Ellis County
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Division is investigating a drowning that occurred Sunday afternoon at Lake Bardwell in Ellis County.
At 3:30pm, multiple emergency responders were dispatched to the area of Highview Park for a possible drowning.
Ellis County Game Wardens were informed that a man had become separated from his tube around 150 feet from the shoreline. He went underwater and did not resurface.
Game Wardens searched the area for approximately four hours using underwater side scan sonar and located the victim. Divers from the Waxahachie Fire Department recovered the victim around 7:30pm.
The victim has been identified as a 57-year-old man.