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Body of drowning victim recovered from local lake

Searchers have recovered the body of a drowning victim from a local lake, the second in just a matter of days. (Photo by Kristen Victorin/file)
Searchers have recovered the body of a drowning victim from a local lake, the second in just a matter of days. (Photo by Kristen Victorin/file)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 9:04 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 10:25 AM CDT
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BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - Searchers Sunday recovered the body of a drowning victim from Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

The 24-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, went under and didn’t resurface Saturday afternoon.

Searchers found the body at around 1:20 p.m. Saturday in the same area where witnesses said they last saw the man.

An autopsy was ordered.

The drowning was the second in just a matter of days in Central Texas.

On Thursday a pregnant woman helped searchers find the body of Theodore Key, 21, the father of her unborn child, who drowned Wednesday in Lake Belton as he tried to reach her when the wind blew her away from shore on a flotation device at Temple Lake Park.

The woman boarded a game warden’s boat Thursday night and with her assistance searchers located Key’s body in minutes, officials said.

Crews recovered Key’s body from Lake Belton just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman ordered an autopsy.

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