Parks And Wildlife Employee Dies At State Fish Hatchery

A. E. Wood Fish Hatchery in San Marcos. (Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. photo/file)

SAN MARCOS (July 30, 2014) An investigation was underway Wednesday after a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employee collapsed and died while working in a confined space at a state fish hatchery in San Marcos.

Investigators say the man was in a chamber about 20 to 30 feet underground operating a gasoline-powered pump when he collapsed.

His name wasn’t immediately released.

The hatchery opened in 1949 and specializes in rearing fingerling fish for more than 300 Texas reservoirs.