COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Officials with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office were called out to the 9300 block of FM 3286 on the afternoon of June 21 to investigate a possible drowning.
According to deputies, a witness at the scene saw a bicyclist hit the side of a bridge and fall over the railing into Lake Lavon. The witness said they scoured the area and never saw the person surface from the water below.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Monday Is Deadline To Opt Out Of Advance Monthly Payments
The Collin County Sheriff’s Office dive team and the Wylie Fire-Rescue dive team responded to the scene and bean a rescue operation. But at nightfall recue operations were terminated because of high winds, lightning and storms approaching the area.READ MORE: Police Searching For Pickup Driver Who Ran Down Group On Dallas Street, Leaving 1 Dead
The next morning, on June 22, divers resumed their efforts and reentered the water. It was around 10:00 a.m. when divers located and recovered the body of an adult male.MORE NEWS: K9 Sniffs Out $190K in Hard Narcotics At Southern Border Checkpoint
The body was taken to the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and identification.