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Drowning victim was trying to retrieve floaty

Posted by Kelly Hefelfinger - email

WOOD COUNTY (KLTV) - Wood County officials confirmed at 9 o'clock Tuesday night they had pulled a body out of Lake Holbrook, just west of Mineola. 

24-year-old Apolinar Alvizo was swimming when a floaty drifted off. Alvizo swam 50-60 yards from shore to retrieve the floaty, but then changed his mind and began to swim back to shore. Not long after, he began yelling for help. His family tried to save him.

Alvizo's body was recovered in about eight feet of water, about 50-60 yards from shore.

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