Just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a caller reported that a sailboat had capsized on White Rock Lake, near Garland Road and East Lawther Drive. The boat tipped after being hit by a strong gust of wind, dumping a man and a woman into the water. A nearby boat pulled the woman out of the water, but the man could no longer be seen, according to the Dallas Police Department.
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The Dallas Police Dive Team searched Sunday for the victim, Conrad Callicoatte, 80, to no avail. After a full morning of searching Monday, the team found Callicoatte's body at 3 p.m. According to DPD, Callicoatte was on the water teaching the rescued woman, who has not been identified, how to sail.
The 80-year-old's death is at least the third drowning death at White Rock Lake in five years. In July 2012, Joe Steven Cunningham died on the lake after he and his 21-year-old son fell from their paddle boards in a wind gust. Cunnigham's son swam to safety, but his father was unable to make it out of the water.
In May 2014, Jeremy Daughtry, 21, and a friend jumped off the Mockingbird Lane bridge over the lake. Daughtry had trouble swimming and sank. His friend escaped unharmed.