Search underway for missing man

Search crews are currently underway looking for a man in his early 30s that was reported missing since Friday evening on Lewisville Lake.

Game Warden Daron Blackerby said a call came in Friday around 9:15 p.m. about a man and woman having difficulty on a stratus style bass boat on the Lake Dallas side of the lake.

Lewisville Fire Department rescue crews were able to assist in helping the woman to safety, officials said, but the man- believed to be from Little Elm- was already missing.

The boat had already started sinking, Blackerby said, and the woman was able to make her way to the top part of the boat where she was found.

“We have been out searching since 7 this morning and now more boat traffic is out so it’s making things a bit difficult,” Blackerby said.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office and the Lewisville Fire Department are assisting in the search that’s taking place anywhere from north of the old dam to the shoreline to the Westlake Park boat ramp to north of the area known as “party cove”, officials said.

“It’s a large search area,” Blackerby said Saturday afternoon.

This would be the first drowning related death on the lake this year. Last year, Denton County officials said there was nine drowning related deaths linked to being found in a lake body.

The missing man, officials said, was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.

– Megan Gray

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