By CBSDFW.com Staff

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Grand Prairie dive team recovered the body of a 75-year-old man at Joe Pool Lake Sunday, officials said.

Officials with the city’s fire department said it responded to a drowning call at the lake at around 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Witnesses told crews the man dove off a boat in the Estes Peninsula area but did not resurface. A person he was with tried to help but was unsuccessful, officials said.

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After being unable to locate his body on Saturday crews returned to the lake Sunday morning and used sonar to eventually recover him. Officials said he was not wearing a life jacket.

His identity has not yet been released.

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“The City of Grand Prairie sends its condolences to the victim’s family. As the lake season continues, GPFD strongly encourages the public to wear a life vest or an appropriate personal floating device while near the water,” the fire department said.

CBSDFW.com Staff