Authorities release name of Lamar Co. drowning victim

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LAMAR COUNTY, TX - Authorities have released the name of a young woman who drowned in a Lamar County lake earlier this week.

According to the Lamar County Sheriff's Office, the body of 18-year-old Tyiesha Nycole Thomas of Justin, Texas, was recovered Tuesday night from Pat Mayse Lake.

Thomas had been reported missing earlier that day after stepping off of a sandbar into deep water. Two other swimmers tried to save her, but were unsuccessful.

We're told Thomas was visiting a friend that had just moved to Paris.