13-year-old boy drowns in Clear Lake near Alvord

The body of a 13-year-old boy has been recovered from Clear Lake near Alvord after he went under the water Tuesday morning and didn’t come up.

His identity wasn’t released.

Game Warden David Pellizzari told the Wise County Messenger that the boy was fishing with family and friends when a fishing line got hung up on something in the water.

“He swam out there and started struggling in the water,” Pellizzari told the Messenger. “Some of the other people who were there went in to try to get him and he went under before they were able to.”

Officials from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Game Wardens and other first responders were dispatched to the lake around 10:30 a.m. to search for the boy.

He was found around 12:26 p.m. and pulled from the water, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said.

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