Body Recovered From Trinity River

Fort Worth Fire Department Apparatus
Fort Worth Fire Department Apparatus | Image by Glen Ellman/Fort Worth Fire Department

First responders recovered the body of a possible drowning victim from the Trinity River over the weekend.

The Fort Worth Fire Department received a call about a possible drowning at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to WFAA. First responders began an immediate search of the area.

At 1:18 a.m. Sunday, emergency crews recovered the body from the water.

The identity, age, and gender of the victim are currently unknown. In addition, the circumstances leading to the person’s death are also unclear.

The body was recovered near Panther Island Pavilion, where Shaq’s New Bass Music Festival, led by former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, was taking place at the same time as the call.

Officials are not sure at this time if the victim had been attending the festival, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

This is the third reported drowning in the Trinity River this year. In April, two men who were having a picnic with their family near the Elm Fork area of the river were swept away in the current. Their bodies were recovered days later, as reported by The Dallas Express.

Elsewhere in the metroplex, Lewisville officials closed down a swim beach at Lewisville Lake Park in August following multiple drownings over the summer.

In Central Texas, some have been concerned that a serial killer could be responsible for some recent lake drownings. The theory surfaced in response to the four bodies that have been recovered from Lady Bird Lake in Austin this year, according to the Independent. A total of 18 bodies have been recovered from the lake since 2018.

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