Divers Find Missing Man's Body In Lake Cherokee

A Gilmer firefighter was killed Saturday night in a boat collision on Lake Cherokee.

The body of 26 year old Christopher Carpenter was recovered late Monday afternoon by divers after the accident Saturday.

It happened around 10:30 pm Saturday night at Lake Cherokee, on the Gregg-Rusk County line. Investigators say two boats collided in the middle of the lake, causing the boats to roll over. Another man was seriously injured in the accident and is currently in a Longview hospital.

Carpenter graduated from Newman Smith High School in Dallas.

Lakecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com

posted by Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com