Taylor County man drowns at T&P Lake in Baird


BAIRD, Texas - A Taylor County man drowned Saturday night at T&P Lake in Baird.

Baird City Marshal Eric Howard told KTXS the victim is James Newberry III, 43, of Trent.

According to the Baird City Marshal's Office, Newberry was part of a group who was swimming and diving off the old dam into about 7 feet of water.

At some point, Newberry dove off the dam into the water 10-15 feet below, "came up injured and then disappeared."

Several agencies, including the Baird Volunteer Fire Department, the Callahan County Sheriff's Office, and game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife searched for Newberry until daylight, when his body was found.

The Baird City Marshal's Office posted a message on Facebook to remind everyone that swimming is not allowed at T&P Lake.

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