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ETX authorities searching for mom, son near creek

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Tyler County authorities are leading a search for a mother and son who have not been in contact with anyone since Monday after going on a fishing trip.

According to Sheriff David Hennigan, the mother, Lettie Fisher, 79, and her son, John Fisher Jr., 31, went to Magnolia Ridge Park, in the B.A. Steinhagen Lake area on Monday. Lettie Fisher's husband did not report they were missing until Thursday.

"They make regular trips to the area and spend three or four days there," Hennigan said.

The woman's vehicle was found and there appears to be no foul play involved in the incident, Hennigan said. The vehicle was not broken into and there was still money inside of it.

Hennigan said the pair do their fishing from the creek bank.

"We've had everyone searching," Hennigan said. "We've had scent dogs, cadaver dogs, a DPS helicopter, radar searches in the water."

Hennigan said one dog hit a scent in the water and a dive team is being brought in to search the creek.

John Fisher is mentally handicapped and also has a prosthetic leg, Hennigan said.

The park is about 12 miles east of Woodville.

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