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Divers search for possible drowning victim in Choke Canyon Lake
by Tim Delaney, Progress Editor
May 07, 2012 | 3344 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CALLIHAM – Divers found the body of an Atascosa man Monday afternoon after a search that began Sunday afternoon at Choke Canyon Lake.

The San Marcos Area Recovery Team in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife found the body at 2:25 p.m., and it was transported to land at the South Shore Unit of Choke Canyon.

Arthur George Vogt, 68, was trying to save his cap when he fell overboard on his approximately 16-foot Blue Wave.

His wife, Janice Vogt, threw him a lifejacket and cushion, but he wasn’t able to get to them, according to Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby.

Busby said the call for help came in at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, and fire departments, EMS and law enforcement responded.

Also, a Department of Public Safety helicopter assisted in the search.

The search was done all Sunday afternoon, but Vogt could not be found and was presumed drowned.

Vogt had fallen in about 12 to 13 feet of water on the north side of the lake near Four Fingers.

His body was found within 10 feet of the marker where he was thought to have gone under, according to Busby.

His wife and 7-year-old granddaughter were the only other passengers in the boat.
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