Officials Release Identity of Lake Iowa Park Drowning Victim
UPDATE: (7/25/18 12:00 p.m.): Iowa Park police have identified the 36-year-old male drowning victim as Cory Blaine.
A celebration of Cory's life will be held on Saturday, July 28 at Evangel Temple in Wichita Falls at 2 pm. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday July 27 in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park.
UPDATE (7/23/18 9:00 a.m.): After searching since Saturday night, authorities say they have recovered the missing swimmer's body from Lake Iowa Park Monday morning. His identity is not being released at this time. The cause of the drowning is unknown as of now. His body will be sent to DFW for an autopsy.
The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possible drowning death of a man at Lake Iowa Park.
Early reports indicate a 36-year-old man was swimming near his boat when he disappeared in the water sometime after 8 pm. A woman and at least one child were reportedly in the boat and taken to shore.
The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Park Police Department, Wichita Falls Police Dive Team and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials were taking part of a search of the lake late Saturday night and into the day on Sunday.
Lake Iowa Park has a tragic history of late. In July 2017, a 31-year-old-man drowned at the lake and in June of 2017, a 7-year-old boy died days after nearly drowning at Lake Iowa Park.