Swimmer drowns at Joe Pool Lake
At approximately 5:55 p.m., on May 4th, GPFD responded to a report of a possible drowning at Joe Pool Lake. A witness reported that the swimmer was last seen near location marker LC11, where he did not resurface.
The Public Safety Dive Team conducted a search and recovered the body of a 22-year-old male. The male swimmer was not wearing a life vest.
The identity of the deceased will be released by the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office.
This is the first drowning at Joe Pool Lake for 2023. As the lake season continues, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal flotation device while near or in the water.