Man drowns after saving daughter in Nolan Lake

POSTED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:01pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:05pm

One person drowned  over the weekend in Nolan Lake when their horse fell into the water.

Officials from Fort Hood's Directorate of Emergency Services responded to a 911 call for help Sunday afternoon at the lake.

According to witnesses , 31-year old  Albert Gonzalez and his 5-year old daughter were riding on their horse in the shallow water of Nolan Lake when the horse apparently stepped off a deep-water drop off,  throwing the male and female into the water.

The father apparently pushed his daughter to safety, but was unable to make it back to shore himself. His body was found at 6:47 p.m. Sunday by the dive team. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at 7:25 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation and next of kin have been notified.

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