While night fishing on Lake Fayette in Texas, a fishing boat carrying five anglers began taking on water on the way back to the boat ramp. According to a survivor, the boat quickly capsized and all of the anglers went into the chilly waters. Two were able to swim to shore, but the other three men drowned. A survivor also told Texas Parks and Wildlife that there were no life jackets anywhere on the boat.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says all of the men on the boat were between 40 to 50 years old. Bastrop County Game Warden Sonny Alaniz reports that side-scan technology was used to locate all three of the deceased anglers in addition to the sunken boat.
Please let this serve as a reminder to always have your life jackets on board and accessible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the anglers.
German Gutierrez was one of three men who tragically drowned Saturday night when the boat he was in capsized. His daughter has setup a GoFundMe page in his honor to help with funeral costs. To view the GoFundMe, visit: gf.me/v/c/553n/1w9l9nmiqo