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WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

For the second time in two weeks, rescue teams searched an East Texas lake for a swimmer who disappeared.

Witnesses say a search occurred around 5:15 pm on Sunday at the swimming beach on Lake Hawkins in Wood County off of County Road 3455. Two people were in distress while swimming, and while other swimmers saved one of them, a 20-year-old man disappeared beneath the surface.

First responders, rescue, and dive teams were called in to search for the missing man, and around 7:15 pm, the man's body was found.

The victim's name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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