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Man drowns at Grapevine Lake on Memorial Day weekend

How to stay safe in the water and on a boat this summer

Cynthia Holt, Urban Fisheries Biologist, Fort Worth, Texas Parks and Wildlife, talks about boat safety as she takes a ride on Lake Worth and in Fort Worth.
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Cynthia Holt, Urban Fisheries Biologist, Fort Worth, Texas Parks and Wildlife, talks about boat safety as she takes a ride on Lake Worth and in Fort Worth.

A man’s body was found in Grapevine Lake on Sunday evening after he was reported missing.

Firefighters responded to Rockledge Park at about 5:22 p.m. for a reported drowning, Grapevine Fire Department posted on Facebook.

Witnesses told firefighters where the man had last been seen. Marine 1 responded and started running sonar in the area, and the Grapevine Fire Department Dive Team started searching the lake.

The victim has been identified as Gerardo Guzman Mondragon, 33, of Wylie, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office website on Tuesday. His death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

The Flower Mound Fire Department along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens helped with the search. Divers found the man’s body and police and TPWD worked with bystanders and family who were on scene.

“It only takes seconds for someone to disappear below the water; please wear a life jacket, learn to swim, have a swim buddy, and learn CPR, this will help you enjoy our local reservoirs, specifically Grapevine Lake,” firefighters said on their Facebook.

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