Grand Prairie PD: Possible drowning at Joe Pool Lake

grand prairie, Texas — The first drowning at Joe Pool Lake in 2024 happened on Sunday afternoon. 

The Grand Prairie Fire Department was called at about 5:37 p.m. Sunday to a report of a possible drowning at the Lake, officials said. A witness told them the victim had been seen swimming near the swim beach area, but didn't resurface.

A public safety dive team conducted a search and rescue, officials said, and found a man in his mid-20s underwater. 

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Officials said he was not wearing a life vest. 

The victim was identified as 24-year-old Josue Torres, according to Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office records.

The Grand Prairie Fire Department encourages the public to wear a life vest or appropriate personal flotation device near or in water. 


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