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Body of Drowning Victim Found on Lake Bryan

By: KBTX Staff; Nicole Morten Email
By: KBTX Staff; Nicole Morten Email
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BRYAN The body of a Brazos county man has been found after he drowned on Lake Bryan. Investigators say friends of 51-year old Albert Gray grew concerned after the Brazos County resident went missing.

At 10:55 Tuesday night...

“We responded out here and we basically felt that based on the interviews with family members that there was a possible drowning,” said Bryan Police Sergeant Walt Melnyk.

Both Bryan and College Station Fire and Rescue, including a dive team, law enforcement personnel and the Game Warden searched the water and woods surrounding Lake Bryan to find 51-year-old Albert Gray of Brazos County. The search quickly ensued after family members called 911.

While the details surrounding the investigation continue to surface, friends and family watched and waited as about a dozen EMS personnel scoured the lake for any sign of hope. Investigators say Gray went missing while fishing just a few feet from the shoreline.

After four hours of searching -- Gray's body was found on the right side of the dock, underwater, near a 19-foot drop-off just a few feet away from the shoreline.

“College Station Dive Team came out and we ended up recovering the body about 1:55 this [Wednesday] morning,” said Sergeant Melnyk.

Investigators say they do not suspect foul play in the drowning. An autopsy has been ordered to find out the exact cause of death.

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Police have confirmed to News 3's Nicole Morten who was on scene moments after the call was reported -- that a Brazos County man has drowned on Lake Bryan.

The body of 51 year old Albert Gray was pulled from the water just before 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

A large team of first responders spent the night searching for him. That search was called off when they found Gray's body in the lake.

A justice of the peace was called to the scene.

Scanner traffic first toned out for a possible drowning victim at 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

Stay with KBTX for the latest details.


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