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SOUTH TOLEDO BEND STATE PARK, La. - An East Texas man is dead after drowning in Toledo Bend Lake Saturday night.

According to Sabine Parish Coroner Ron Rivers, Kenneth D. Adams, 21, of Newton, Texas was fishing at Toledo Bend Lake with his girlfriend and a relative.

Just after 7 p.m., Adams left his group to go to another fishing location. Within a few minutes the group heard a loud splash and found his body in the water.

Adams’ girlfriend jumped him to save him but was unsuccessful.

Rivers says Adams fell off a 5 foot ledge into the water.

Rivers continues saying there was a strong current in the water and a heavy duty fishing line was wrapped around Adams’ waist that may have limited his ability to move.

An autopsy is scheduled at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

The drowning is being investigate by the Sabine Parish Coroner’s and Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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