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Body of boy, 5, and father recovered from Texas lake

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QUINLAN, Texas (AP) - The bodies of a father and his 5-year-old son have been recovered after a boating accident on an East Texas lake when a fast-developing storm ended a duck-hunting trip.

Authorities identified the dead as 26-year-old Corey Saunders and his 5-year-old son, Nathan Saunders. Both were from Quinlan.

Searchers found the man's body Tuesday in Lake Tawakoni, 50 miles east of Dallas, after recovering the boy's body late Monday.

The Hunt County Sheriff's Office was contacted Monday night by a relative who reported the pair never returned home after a trip on the lake.

A game warden, Capt. Steve Stapleton, says the father and son were in a small boat, loaded with hunting gear, when a storm blew in and likely contributed to the accident.

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Emergency personnel have recovered the body of a father and his 5-year-old son following a boating accident on an East Texas lake as the pair went duck hunting before a storm developed.

Searchers on Tuesday located the body of the 25-year-old man in Lake Tawakoni (tuh-WAH'-kuh-nee), 50 miles east of Dallas. Officials recovered the boy's body late Monday.

The Hunt County Sheriff's Office was contacted Monday night by a relative who reported the man and boy never returned home after a day trip on the lake.

A game warden, Capt. Steve Stapleton, says the father and son were in a small boat, loaded with hunting gear, when a storm blew in and likely contributed to the accident.

Names of the victims, from the nearby Quinlan area, weren't immediately released.

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Officials say body of a 5-year-old boy has been recovered from an East Texas lake but the search continues for his father after the pair never returned while boating and duck hunting.

The Hunt County Sheriff's Office says the search continued Tuesday at Lake Tawakoni, 50 miles east of Dallas. Game wardens were helping search the lake in the apparent boating accident.

Sgt. Jeff Haines says the sheriff's department Monday night was contacted by a relative who reported the man and boy never returned home.

Haines says the man's truck and trailer were located near the lake. The boy's body was found in shallow water close to a boat ramp.

Haines says the father and son, whose name weren't immediately released, are from the nearby Quinlan area.

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