UPDATE: Crews search for missing fishermen; one man identified

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:52am

Lake Palestine — Officials and family members confirm one of the missing fishermen is Tommy Cook.

The identity of the second missing person has not been identified.

The Smith County Game Warden tells KFXK, recovery efforts are underway this morning after two fishermen went missing Wednesday evening.

Officials are launching boats to continue their search this morning. DPS helicopters will be joining them shortly.

They have staged their recovery efforts at the Villages Marina on Lake Palestine.

The names of the fishermen are not being released, pending notification of family.

The Noonday fire department tells KFXKthey are searching for two fishermen who went missing around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The two men had been fishing Wednesday on Lake Palestine near the Villages Marina.

Rescue crews will remain on scene throughout the morning.

KFXK will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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