Bodies of Missing Father & Son Found in Lake Tawakoni

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LAKE TAWAKONI -- The Texas Game Warden is releasing more details on the tragic drowning at LakeTawakoni.

Search crews found the bodies of Corey Saunders and his five-year-old son, Nathan, on the lake Monday night and Tuesday morning, after they went missing while duck hunting.

The game warden says the family's dog turned up on shore and led search crews to the bodies.

Neither Saunders nor his son were wearing life jackets.

The game warden is still investigating, but says strong storms passed through the area at the time. He also believes the small boat the father and son were in was overloaded with hunting gear.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.

 

The father and son departed from Caddo Landing in the area of FM 2101 around 5 a.m. Monday.