GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – Crews worked two incidents this weekend at Grapevine Lake related to people not wearing life jackets.
A 25-year-old man was transported to a hospital in critical condition after going into the water without a life jacket Sunday. The body of a boater who went missing Saturday was also recovered on Sunday.
Officials say crews with the Grapevine Fire Department responded to an area near Rockledge Park at 12:03 p.m. The 25-year-old was rescued from the water at 12:24 p.m. and was taken to the hospital. According to officials, the man is still in critical condition.
Crews also recovered the body of a missing boater Sunday afternoon at around 3:35 p.m. Officials say the man went into the water Saturday afternoon from a pontoon boat and was not wearing a life jacket.
The search resumed Sunday morning and the Texas Game Warden and dive teams assisted in the search.
“Pretty rough start to the boating and swimming season. It’s tragic yet preventable if they would’ve just been wearing life jackets,” said John Sherwood, assistant chief of the Grapevine Fire Department.