The third drowning death of the summer occurred on Lake Grapevine on Tuesday evening. The body of Andy Hinds of Justin was pulled from the lake on Wednesday morning. If memory serves, this is the second death that occurred near the Dove Loop boat ramp this summer.
We are firm believers in boating safety and posted a safety reminder earlier this summer. Details are sketchy at this point on the cause of the drowning. We hope that more details emerge because it is a learning experience for other boaters.
We have noticed a major increase in activity from Game Wardens and Police on Lake Grapevine this summer. On weekends you typically see one or two law enforcement boats on Lake Grapevine. This was not normally seen in prior summers.
Everyone please be safe out there and always wear a life vest when swimming in the lake.