Austin man dies in Venado Lakes in Jackson County

Jan. 19, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 18, 2014 at 7:19 p.m.

A 55-year-old Austin man died Sunday morning after being ejected from a boat in Venado Lakes in southern Jackson County.

Richard Gewin was pronounced dead at the scene by Jackson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 Darren Stancik.

Officials said Gewin was alone in the flat-bottom boat when it struck something in the water. Gewin was ejected from the boat and was then struck by the boat, said Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback.

Wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department were called to investigate. Venado Lakes is north of Lavaca Bay.



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