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Deceased man found in Lake Bridgeport

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A deceased man was found in Lake Bridgeport Thursday afternoon in the area of Private Road 1758 at the northern edge of the lake.
The body was found by a fisherman shortly before 3 p.m., according to Texas Game Warden David Pellizzari.
“Another fisherman heard what sounded like a boat going around in circles,” Pellizzari said. “He found a small aluminum boat lodged in a tree and saw what he thought was a body in the water.”
Officers arrived by boat and recovered the body near Big Creek.
Kim Redman, Wise County Precinct 2 justice of the peace, pronounced the man dead. The body was sent to the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.
“We’re working it as a boating accident with the fatality of the single occupant. There’s no reason to believe there was anyone else in the boat,” Pellizzari said. “Our investigation will center around how he ended up in the water.”
The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
Pellizzari encourages all boat occupants to wear a life jacket.