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Search Underway For Missing Cyclist Near Lake Grapevine

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Wesley Andrew Hixson (Source: Flower Mound PD)

Wesley Andrew Hixson (Source: Flower Mound PD)

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FLOWER MOUND (CBSDSFW.COM) - Flower Mound police are searching for a cyclist who went missing Saturday. Wesley Andrew Hixson was last seen at 10:00am according to a statement from the Flower Mound Police Department. Hixson was reported missing on the trail system at Lake Grapevine within Murrell Park which is north of the lake.

Hixson is described as a white male, 5′ 8″ and 150 pounds. He is thirty years old and from Roanoke, TX. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, black helmet and sunglasses. According to police, Hixson separated from his riding partner on the trails.

Reports are Hixson had a crash on his bike prior to the separation and may have suffered a head injury.

Bike Patrol officers, boats, DPS Air One helicopter, Search One rescue team dogs and Flower Mound Fire Department personnel have been searching the area since Hixson went missing.  Arlington Fire Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife joined the effort on Sunday.  Texas Game Wardens were responding with personnel and marine assets to assist in the search.

Hixson’s vehicle was located in Rockledge Park and his cell phone was recovered in the vehicle.

Line and grid searches are currently underway and family and friends are also involved in search operations.

According to reports, bike paths near where the cyclist went missing have been closed by the US Army Corps. The Northshore Trail was expected to remain closed until the emergency status has been cleared.

Officials are asking anyone with information to call 972-539-0525 or 911.

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