Man swimming near boat drowns at Lake Waxahachie

At approximately 1:45 p.m., yesterday July 8, Ellis County game wardens were notified of a male swimmer (on Lake Waxahachie) who entered water from a boat and did not resurface.

Three Game Wardens responded to the scene with two patrol boats along with local first responders and searched the water using side scan sonar.

The drowning victim was located and recovered at approximately 7 p.m.

Ellis County Justice of the Peace was on scene. The Medical Examiner took custody of body and next of kin was notified.

The incident remains under investigation.