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Body pulled from East Texas lake

Published: Feb. 20, 2016 at 6:56 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2016 at 6:57 PM CST
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MARION COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A man's body was found floating in an East Texas lake on Friday, but is not believed to be a drowning victim.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office found the body of 67-year-old Dwayne Barthol, of Hughes Springs, at Lake O' the Pines.

Investigators say a fisherman reported seeing an unoccupied boat running in circles near Alley Creek, on the northeast end of Lake O' the Pines. Barthol's body was discovered floating around 100 feet away.

Investigators believe the cause of death was most likely a medical event.

The sheriff's office says Barthol's body will be sent to Dallas for autopsy.

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