Duncanville man drowns at Lewisville Lake

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Texas Game Wardens and Lewisville Fire Department divers searched an area near the shore of Oakland Park Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Steve Southwell)

Lewisville Fire Department responded to a drowning Saturday night at around 8:43 p.m.  By the time the call went out, Alfredo Alejandro, 35, of Duncanville had been in the water for 8-10 minutes. According to radio traffic, he had been with a group of around 30 – 40 other people on a double-decker party barge that had been anchored between Oakland Park and Eagle Point Marina.

Denton County Game Warden Kyle Allison said that the man had jumped off the boat and was swimming, and became distressed.  He called out to the boat for help, but they were unable to reach him before he went under.  He was not wearing a life vest.

Fire department boats from Lewisville, The Colony, and Little Elm, as well as a game warden boat assisted with the attempt at a rescue.  Sonar was used, and divers were deployed, but they did not find him, and called off their attempt Saturday night around 10:50 p.m.

Allison said Texas Parks and Wildlife was the main agency working on the search for the victim’s body when the search resumed Sunday morning.  Boats from Lewisville Fire Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were assisting.

LFD divers recovered Alejandro’s body at around 4:18 p.m. Sunday.