Bell County: Man fishing at local lake falls off bank, drowns

A man who was visiting a friend in Central Texas fell of a bank and drowned while fishing early Friday morning at Lake Belton. (File)

BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A man who was visiting a friend in Central Texas fell of a bank and drowned while fishing early Friday morning at Lake Belton

Authorities responded at around 1:45 a.m. Friday to Iron Bridge Park on the northern end of the lake.

The victim, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was pronounced dead just before 2:25 a.m. Friday, Bell County sheriff’s Maj. T.J. Cruz said Monday.

The victim, a military veteran, was living in Tennessee and was in Texas to visit relatives in Dallas, he said.

He had come to Killeen to visit an old friend, Cruz said.