Body of teen who drowned in Trinity River recovered

A 16-year-old boy has drowned while swimming on the Trinity River Sunday afternoon.
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 11:41 AM CDT
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POLK COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A 15-year-old boy has drowned while swimming on the Trinity River Sunday afternoon.

According to Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons, the boys body was recovered Monday.

According to Capt. Eric Collins, the drowning was reported around 4 p.m. Sunday.

“This is a tragic event,” Collins said. “We’re just trying to find closure for the family.”

Collins said the teen was swimming in the area below the Lake Livingston dam when he submerged and did not resurface.

The teen is from the Houston area.

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