Man found dead in Central Texas lake drowned, authorities say

(Navarro County Sheriff's Office photo)
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NAVARRO COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A 75-year-old man whose body was recovered from Richland Chambers Reservoir after a four-day search drowned, authorities said Monday.

Searchers recovered the body of Lynn Earl Eggleston of Corsicana at around 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

Navarro County Justice of the Peace J.P. Waller ruled that Eggleston drowned and that the death was accidental.

Eggleston failed to return home after he went fishing Thursday morning near the FM 2859 public boat ramp at Richland Chambers Reservoir, Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said.

On Friday searchers found the man's boat in a cove.