Eustace Man Drowns In Lake

Rescue crews have recovered the body of a Eustace man, who they say drowned in Cedar Creek Lake late Wednesday night.

They found the body of Lukas Dowell, 29, this morning near the Pinnacle Country Club just outside Payne Springs in Henderson County.

Family members say Dowell swam out to retrieve a boat that had drifted from the dock. They say he was a strong swimmer, but a ruptured disc in his back may have caused him to drown.

Dowell's family remembers him as a loving husband and father of three young children.

Julie Tam, reporting.