2 Adults Drown, 1 Child Hurt, as Boat Capsizes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Navarro County authorities say two people have drowned and a 2-year-old was seriously hurt after their 14-foot aluminum boat capsized in a stock pond.

Justice of the Peace Connie Hickman tells the Corsicana Daily Sun the two drowning victims, both adults, are from the Dallas area. Their identities were not being released immediately.

She says they drowned while apparently searching for the 2-year-old who was among four children thrown into the water early Saturday evening when their boat turned over. Three survived without injury. The injured child was flown to a hospital in Dallas, about 50 miles to the north.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner says one body was found after about an hour of searching the pond near Emhouse. Authorities needed a dragging operation to find the second victim.

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