Search at Lake Continues for Would-Be Texas Judge

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Emergency officials say they are continuing to search for the body of a judicial candidate believed to have drowned while fishing.

Tom Zachry, 66, has been missing since Friday, when his fishing boat capsized on Aquilla Lake, about 65 miles south of Fort Worth. Officials say Zachry and his fishing partner clung to the boat before Zachry tried to swim to shore for help.

Hill County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Hemrick says officials are in "recovery mode" and do not expect to find Zachry alive.

Earlier this month, the Fort Worth attorney won the Republican primary for a state district judge position. The Democrats have not put forth a candidate for the general election in November.

Friends say Zachry's lifelong goal was to be a judge.

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