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10/11/03 - Marion County

Search Continues for Apparent Drowning Victim

A dive team is continuing its work on Lake O The Pines in their efforts to find 33 year old Michael Briscoe, even using underwater thermal cameras for a man presumed drowned. 

Marion County divers have been in the water all day today in the area of  Lookout Point near the dam where witnesses say Briscoe fell off his boat while fishing around noon Thursday. Witnesses say the 6-4 , 340 pound Briscoe-- a former Texas Tech football player apparently tried to swim ashore, but didn't make it.

Cadaver dogs were brought in and immediately hit on the area where Briscoe went under. Investigators say he couldn't swim... and made the fatal mistake of going out on the water without wearing a life-jacket. Briscoe had just moved to the Longview area one week ago. He and his wife came from Lubbock.

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