Update: Pilot’s body found on Lake Palestine

The body of a pilot who was missing after his plane went into Lake Palestine Wednesday was recovered over the weekend.

Fred Scholz of Anderson County was found Saturday morning on rocks that form the lake’s dam, The Associated Press reported.

Game Wardens using sonar located the private plane at 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was notified by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department that a plane on a flight from Jacksonville to Berryville had not arrived as scheduled.

Berryville, on the south end Lake Palestine, is about 18 miles northwest of Jacksonville.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety would investigate the crash, TPWD said.


In the another incident, game wardens and Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies also used sonar to find the body of the man who drowned Wednesday evening on Lake Mexia, according to news reports.

The man was identified as Robert Carroll, 57, of Mexia.

The man reportedly fell out of a recently purchased boat while on a test run, according to the reports.

Earlier, some fishermen from shore reported that they saw the man in the boat. But, a short time later, they noticed that the boat, with the motor running, was circling in the middle of the lake with no one aboard.

Rescue crews using sonar recovered the man, who was a lifelong resident of Mexia and a railroad engineer.

 

 

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