GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - Just after 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Gladewater Police received a call regarding a possible drowning victim in the swimming area of Lake Gladewater.
Several emergency units arrived and immediately began rescue efforts after gaining information from bystanders of an adult male going under the water.
25-year-old Dexter Williams and 26-year-old Mr. Aceon Jones were racing to the buoy when Jones apparently got a cramp and went under the water and did not resurface.
Gladewater Police, Fire departments, State Game Wardens, and Longview Fire Department Dive Team continued an extensive search and the victim was recovered, around 7:00pm.
Upshur County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Rhonda Welch arrived and ruled the death as a drowning accident.