ATLANTA, TX (KSLA) – Dive teams have recovered the body of an east Texas man, killed in a boating accident the day after Christmas. It happened on Lake Wright Patman at Atlanta State Park on Sunday.
Dive teams searched for 25-year-old Justin Foster of New Boston, after witnesses saw his un-manned boat circling on the lake.
Investigators believe the low water level at the lake may have played a role in the accident by exposing stumps that can be a hazard to watercraft.
They believe Foster may have been thrown from the boat.
Officials say this is the first drowning at Lake Wright Patman this year.