East Texas Man Drowns

A follow up to the drowning yesterday at Tyler State park. Park officials say 26 year old Shannon Wayne Pointer from Longview drowned around 2 p.m. His body was found about three hours later.  Pointer was swimming in about 15 to 20 feet of water.  Park manager Bill Smart said Pointer was with a friend and the two had been swimming for about 30 to 45 minutes. Parks and wildlife officials say the two were not swimming in the designated swimming area.

Marie Biggs, reporting.