After searching almost seven hours, law enforcement officers recovered the body of a man who is believed to have drowned in Saxet Lakes Tuesday afternoon while fishing.

The body of Robert Guerra, 67, of Victoria, was recovered about 9:05 p.m., said Will Franklin, chief deputy for the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. He was found about 150 yards from where he was last seen.

Possible Drowning

Authorities have set up a command center on the lake's edge Tuesday afternoon as crews work to find a 67-year-old man who may have drowned at Patriot Park in Victoria County.

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Angela Kidd

My condolences and prayers go out to this mans family, friends and loved ones. May God give you all the strength to get through this.. Many prayers to the sheriff who tried to save this man yet was unsuccessful.

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