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3 men dead after small boat overturns in storm on Texas lake

The boat overturned in Lake Lavon Saturday night. One man holding on to a tree was rescued, while three other boaters disappeared in the water and were later recovered.
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/ Source: The Associated Press

ALLEN, Texas — Three men died after their small boat overturned on a North Texas lake during a strong storm over the weekend, authorities said.

The boat overturned in Lake Lavon on Saturday night, the Collin County sheriff’s office said. There were four men aboard and one was able to hold on to a tree and call for help, the sheriff’s office said.

Texas Game Wardens rescued the man holding on to the tree and learned that the other three boaters had disappeared, leading to a search by water and air of the lake about 40 miles northeast of Dallas.

Authorities said one man’s body was recovered early Sunday, another was recovered Sunday evening and the third was found Monday.

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office identified the dead as José Maria Dominguez III, 60; Julio Bibiano-Gonzalez, 34; and Rafael Bibiano-Olea, 30.

All were residents of the Plano area, according to the sheriff’s office statement.