Body of missing fisherman found at Lake Ray Roberts

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

LAKE RAY ROBERTS, Tex. -- Authorities have found the body of a 51-year old man who went missing on Lake Ray Roberts on Sunday.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say the game warden found the body of Alan Riddels in the lake around 8:30 Monday morning.

Officials say Riddles' boat capsized on the rough waters while he was fishing with his 20-year-old son. The son was able to make it to shore where he was treated for hypothermia and then helped search for his dad.


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  • by Ali Location: Sherman on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    Folks...may I nicely suggest that you not jump to any conclusions about this accident...remember there are family members grieving a loss of a father, grandfather and friend.
  • by jennifer Location: watauga tx on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    my thoughts and prayers are with the Riddels family im very sorry to hear this happend to a wonderful like yalls
  • by richard Location: southmayd on Apr 8, 2008 at 08:43 AM
    To the family and friends of Alan: sorry for our loss.. Alan was a good man with big heart. May God be with you and comfort you in this time. Alan will be greatly missed due this trajic incident.. keep faith in the Lord and we will meet again in Heaven..My prayers go out to all the family...
  • by me Location: sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    No, life jackets are not always 100% effective. Neither are seat belts. But they are better than nothing. The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" makes alot of sense. It's a sad story, God bless the family.
  • by sypathetic Location: marietta on Apr 7, 2008 at 06:13 PM
    this is so sad my prayers are with the family of this man
  • by Daughter Location: COOKE COUNTY on Apr 7, 2008 at 04:30 PM
    Life Jackets are not 100 % effective. People should not jump to conclusions because they hear one story on the news.
  • by Boater Location: Texoma on Apr 7, 2008 at 02:12 PM
    When the lake is rough, a life jacket should be worn at all times, especially in a low profile fishing boat. Sad ending for something that could have been easily prevented.
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