Dad Went ‘Swimming’: 3-year-old Girl Found Alone on Boat on Texas Lake

32-year-old father who went missing Thursday at Granbury Lake has been found dead, officials said.  

Rescue crews recovered his body where he was last seen by his 3-year-old daughter in their boat. 

The girl was found sleeping alone inside the boat Friday morning, officials said. 

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said the 32-year-old father and the girl went out on their boat at Lake Granbury but never returned.

Around 9 a.m. Friday, a resident heard a phone ringing and noticed a boat that appeared adrift, according to Deeds.  

When the resident went out to secure the boat, the little girl was found sleeping inside, officials said. 

The resident called the police and reported the incident. 

Officers said when they arrived, they only found the father’s keys, phone and his shoes on the boat. 

The 3-year-old told investigators that, “Daddy went swimming.” 

Rescue crews used boats, a dive team, drones, and aircraft to search for the father. They recovered the man’s body near Hunter Park in a canal behind some homes in the Laguna Tres neighborhood Friday evening. 

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