Drowning in Lake Tyler

TYLER, TX (KSLA) – Rescue crews have recovered the body of an East Texas who drowned during a midnight swim in Lake Tyler.

31 year old Christopher Early was pulled from the water Monday morning July 19th.

Early and four of his friends reportedly took a boat out late Saturday night near the barge lots to go swimming when he went under.

Game wardens say alcohol may have played a part in the drowning.