Body of drowning victim recovered in Grapevine Lake

Search crews recovered the body of a 36-year-old man who drowned in Grapevine Lake Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said Stanley Walker of Desoto was swimming near the shore of Murrell Park just before 3:30 p.m. He went underwater and didn’t resurface.

Family members told FOX 4 that they were on a pontoon boat at the time. Walker's 18-year-old son started struggling in the water so he jumped in to help him.

Walker’s wife said he was wearing a life jacket but he took it off because it was choking him. She said her son was able to make it out of the water but her husband did not.

The Grapevine and Flower Mound fire departments were called to the scene, along with Texas Game Wardens. Crews recovered Walker’s body in about 24 feet of water.

Investigators said it appears to be an accidental drowning.

No further details were released.