Man falls into Lake Fork, authorities search for body

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Authorities in Wood County are searching for a man who drowned early Friday morning while fishing in the McDonald Bass Tournament on Lake Fork.

Game Warden Kirk Kelley said the fisherman lost his balance while standing at the edge of his boat and fell in. Another man in the boat said he saw his friend go in and asked if he was okay. The man replied he was fine, but after that never resurfaced.

Divers are hampered in their search because of choppy water. The victims identification is being withheld at this time.

More than 3,000 fishermen from 27 states are at Lake Fork this weekend for the Bass Tournament.

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