DALLAS - Many North Texans spent the Memorial Day weekend at area pools and lakes. Sadly, there were several water-related tragedies.
Searchers found the body of a teenager who went underwater and did not come up while swimming with friends in an abandoned rock quarry near Melissa, in Collin County.
The teen and a group of friends jumped into the water Sunday night. He struggled and at least two friends tried to save him but could not. They nearly drowned themselves trying to help.
The 18-year-old from Bonham has not been publicly identified.
A 6-year-old boy died Sunday afternoon after he was found in a swimming pool at an apartment complex in West Fort Worth.
Police said Kash Kinney was in critical condition when he was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center. He died a short time later.
Searchers found the body of a 40-year-old woman in Lake Ray Hubbard, east of Dallas.
She was with a group of friends on a pontoon boat Saturday afternoon. She jumped into the water and never resurfaced.
She was the only one not wearing a life jacket, police said.
Police said 3-year-old as Samyah Craver-Watson’s was reported missing Saturday afternoon. She was later found unresponsive in a shallow part of Lewisville Lake near Little Elm Park.
Despite emergency efforts to revive her, she was pronounced dead at Medical City Denton.
There were two other near drownings in Mansfield and Kennedale. In Mansfield, family members pulled a 3-year-old boy out of a backyard pool during a party Sunday. A nurse who was attending the party performed CPR until help arrived.
And, two adults and a child are being treated for injuries suffered in a boating accident on Possum Kingdom Lake, northwest of Fort Worth.
A Texas Game Warden said the collision involved two boats. The injured adults were taken to a hospital in Graham and the child was flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
There’s no word on their conditions.