Body pulled from Cedar Creek Lake; drowning suspected

Published: Jun. 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM CDT
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HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Authorities are investigating a possible drowning at Cedar Creek Lake in Henderson County.

According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, a jet ski was found running and unattended on Cedar Creek Lake around 5:25 on Saturday. The watercraft was found by other boaters, who secured it. A lifejacket was found hanging on the side of the jet ski.

Assisted by Texas game wardens, sheriff's deputies began searching the lake where the jet ski was found. On Sunday, around 8 p.m., the body of 62-year-old Robert Ralph George was pulled out of the lake.

George's body was sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. The cause if death is being withheld, pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding George's death.

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