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Police identify Lake Waco drowning victim

Police identify Lake Waco drowning victim

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Lake Waco search

Family members and friends watch rescue boats search at Twin Bridges Park on Friday.

Police have identified the Waco man whose body was found in Lake Waco on Friday afternoon, the day after his personal watercraft flipped in an evening outing with friends.

The man was identified as Daylon Dixon, 23.

Several agencies worked Thursday night and most of the day Friday searching the lake near Twin Bridges Park, sending boats and a dive team to look for the body, which was found late that afternoon.

“We are saddened by the turnout of this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and community as they mourn the loss of Mr. Dixon,” Waco police spokesman Garen Bynum said. “We are also thankful for all of the different agencies and divisions that assisted in this search. Those include the Waco Police Department Patrol Division, Waco PD Victim Services Unit, the Waco PD Crime Scene Unit, the Waco PD Special Crimes Unit, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, the United States Army Corps of Engineers park rangers, the Waco Fire Department, and the Waco Police Department dispatchers, who monitored all radio traffic from the beginning of the call until its closing 24 hours later.”

Police have said the drowning victim was believed not to be wearing a life jacket.

Cross seas appear frequently off the Isle of Rhé in France, making it quite the site for visitors. But larger cross waves have also been responsible for a number of boat accidents out at sea.

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