3-year-old, woman drown Saturday in separate lakes

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Two drowning calls sent first responders to two lakes late Saturday afternoon and early evening.

A young girl drowned at Little Elm Park in the first incident. In the second, a search continues for a woman who went under and never came back. Officials identified the three-year-old who drowned at Little Elm Park as Samyah Craver-Watson.

Officials say the toddler was reported missing around 3:30 p.m. Little elm police, fire, EMS, parks and recreation and volunteers all searched for her. They found her body in a shallow part of Lewisville Lake; unconscious and unresponsive. Authorities say despite emergency efforts to revive her; she was pronounced dead at Medical City Denton.

Later in the evening around 6 p.m. an official with the Texas Game Wardens says a 40-year old woman was out on Lake Ray Hubbard with others in a pontoon boat when they decided to go swimming, and the woman did not come back up. It happened in an area near The Harbor in Rockwall, just south of I-30.

A Texas Game Warden says the group had life jackets, but it's unclear if the woman was wearing one.
Dallas Fire-Rescue, Dallas Police, and Texas Parks and Wildlife are all assisting in the search and are equipped with sonar to try and find the woman.

Search crews are asking anyone on the lake near the search area treat it as a no wake zone as waves are creating difficulties in their search. Emergency crews have planned to return Sunday morning at 7 a.m. with divers to try and recover the woman’s body