Body of man heard calling for help recovered from Lake Whitney

Lake Whitney Dam (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo/file)
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HILL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A Montana man whose calls for help prompted a search has been recovered from Lake Whitney.

According to the Hill County Sheriff's Office, the man was in a boat calling for help near the Juniper Cove area around 7 p.m.

People nearby heard him and called 911.

After an hours-long search, that included a drone, they found the body of 49-year-old Louis Whitmeyer at around 10 p.m. Sunday in the water several yards offshore.

Whitmeyer was in Hill County working on a pipeline project.

His body will be sent to Dallas for an autopsy.