Teen's body found after canoe capsizes in Tyler County

Emergency crews in Tyler County discovered a teen's body Sunday evening after his canoe capsized.

TYLER COUNTY - Emergency crews in Tyler County discovered a teen's body Sunday evening after his canoe capsized.

Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said a group from Dickinson, Texas was visiting the City of Ivanhoe for a birthday party this weekend.

Two teen boys from the group who are around 16 years old, were out paddling on a local lake during the party Saturday night when the canoe capsized.

One of the boys managed to get back to shore.

The boy was taken to a local hospital to be checked out. The teen has since been released and returned home.

Game Wardens and Jasper County Emergency Management crews used boats in an effort to find the other teen.

His body was recovered around 5 Sunday evening.

Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford has ordered an autopsy.

 

 
 
 

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