Denton Man Drowns on Lake Texoma

8-17-06 - A man from Denton, Texas drowned on Thursday afternoon while swimming in Lake Texoma. The 50-year-old was swimming with his family and friends in the Sherwood Shores area.

The call for help went out around 4:15pm. Witnesses say the man stepped into a sandy hole and didn't resurface. Grayson County authorities responded, and recovered the body within a half-hour.

Authorites say alcohol might have played a factor in the drowning, but they are still investigating.