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Body of woman found in Eagle Mountain Lake after sailboat flips over, officials say

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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.
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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.

The body of a woman who went missing in Eagle Mountain Lake after her group’s sailboat flipped over during severe storms was found Sunday evening, officials said.

The name of the victim had not been released by authorities as of Monday.

An official cause and manner of death is pending an autopsy by officials at the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

The woman had been riding in a sailboat with three other people in the lake when she went overboard, according to a Tarrant Regional Water District news release. The lake is just a few miles northwest of Fort Worth.

The sailboat operator was able to gain control of the vessel, and began searching for her when strong winds again pushed the sailboat into shallow water, according to the news release.

Search crews with TRWD and Azle searched for the woman for about two hours before she was discovered on the southwest side of the lake.

She was found about 100 yards from where she was last seen, according to the news release.

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