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Man found dead in East Texas lake identified

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Lake responders have found the body of a man who was reported missing on Wednesday.

According to Capt. Shawn Phillips with Texas Parks and Wildlife, emergency responders were called to the Fort Stanley Creek area on Lake Sam Rayburn Wednesday evening, after the man's family called to say he had not returned home.

Phillips said authorities found the man's boat and debris associated with it on the lake just before dark. The body was recovered just after daybreak on Thursday, Phillips said.

Game wardens released the man's identity Thursday afternoon, confirming it was Lenwood Short, 84, of Lufkin, who died.

"He was tangled in a trot line in the same area," Phillips said.

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