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6/25/06-Wood County

Wood County Man Drowns On Private Pond

The drowning occurred on a private pond in Wood County. The drowning occurred on a private pond in Wood County.

In Wood County, a 64-year-old man drowned on a private pond after a day of fishing. It happened yesterday on County Road 2655 just outside of Mineola. 

Bennie Ray Horton, Jr. was found by his son. Horton's son told police when he found his father he was still in his fishing boat, but he was slouched over with his head and shoulders submerged in the water. 

Horton has had two strokes in the past and recently broke a bone in his neck. An autopsy has been ordered.

Lindsay Wilcox, Reporting.  lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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