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Update: Crews recover body of missing jet skier on Lake Arlington

Emergency-response volunteers search on foot near Lake Arlington for a missing jet skier.
Emergency-response volunteers search on foot near Lake Arlington for a missing jet skier. Arlington Fire Department

Officials said the body of a man who went missing Friday was recovered on the bank of Lake Arlington Tuesday morning.

Texas Game Warden spokesman Cliff Swofford said the body of Raul Solares, 43, was recovered near the shore sometime overnight in the same area where his jet ski was found a few days earlier.

Authorities had received a call about 7:30 p.m. Friday from the family of Solares saying he went out on a jet ski about 4 p.m. and hadn’t returned.

The jet ski and Solares’ shoe were found over the weekend and officials located his hat Monday. The items were found washed up on shore, said Swofford.

The Arlington Fire Department’s dive team and the Texas Game Warden’s dive team led the search using sonar technology.

More than 40 people assisted in the search Monday, including the Arlington community emergency response volunteers searching the banks of the lake on foot. The Grand Prairie Fire Department, the Tarrant Regional Water District and the Fort Worth police Air One helicopter assisted in the search over the weekend.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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