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09/20/09-Tyler

Missing Fisherman Found At Lake Fork

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The search for a fisherman who fell out of his boat Friday at Lake Fork is over.

Searchers found the body of 63 year old John Henry Petton Junior of Garland just before 6:00 Saturday evening at Dale creek.   Petton was a contestant of the Big Bass Splash Tournament, which brings thousands of people to the lake.

The death is being ruled a drowning, and the body has been sent to Dallas for autopsy.

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