Texas man dies following drowning incident at West Point Lake in LaGrange

Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 5:52 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:38 PM EDT
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LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) - A Texas man has died following difficulties in near-drowning incident at West Point Lake in Troup County.

Officials with the Troup County Fire Department say a call about a possible drowning was received on June 7 around noon. Bystanders say an adult male was seen around the boat ramp and dock, struggling to stay above water after falling into the lake.

After calling 911, witnesses assisted the man from Ovilla, TX, in keeping his head up and moving closer to the boat ramp.

When rangers from the Corp of Engineers arrived, they began CPR with help from the fire department until AMR arrived on the scene.

The man was taken to the Wellstar West Georgia in LaGrange where he later died from complications.