The Rusk County Game Warden's Office has confirmed that the body of a man who drowned on Lake Palestine has been recovered.
Captain Mike Hanson said that a witness said a 30-year-old man went swimming in the lake, near the Sunrise Shores area of Chandler.
Hanson said witnesses watched the man swim about 150 yards out into the water when they noticed he began struggling to stay up. They jumped into the water to help save the man, but were unable to reach him in time.
The Henderson County Sheriff's Office spent Tuesday evening combing the bottom of the lake where witnesses said the man went down, and were able to recover his body around 11:30 p.m.
Hanson said the victim has been identified, but his name will be held pending notification of next of kin.
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-03-05 13:29:40 GMT
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton. Authorities tell us the fire began around 5:00 Wednesday morning in the 400 block of E. South Street. Arp, OvertonMore >>
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:20 AM EST2014-03-05 05:20:20 GMT
Final results are in for several high-profile elections.In the primary race for State House, District 6 Republican Matt Schaefer defeated challenger Skip Ogle. In the Smith County Judge Republican primary,More >>
Final results are in for several important Smith County elections.More >>
Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-03-05 00:41:37 GMT
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close and the building is being evacuated, according to Smith County election officials. This affects voters in Precincts 36, 70 and 80. ThoseMore >>
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close.More >>