Body Found in Trinity River in Fort Worth Confirmed to be
Published July 1, 2015
Authorities find a body in the Trinity River Wednesday that
Fort Worth firefighters say they think is that of a kayaker missing since
Saturday. The body of a missing kayaker was recovered Wednesday morning from
the Trinity River, after being missing for five days.
The body of a man later confirmed to be missing kayaker
Edgar Castro was found in the river along the 4100 block of Idlewood Drive in
Fort Worth, the Tarrant County medical examiner said.
"As soon as units got on scene and we had confidence
that we had found the kayaker, we contacted the family and made the
notification," Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Lt. Kyle Falkner said.
"We had to utilize our technical rescue team because of the high angle
involved [in] getting down to the water line," Falkner said. "The
team was able to safely recover the body."
Castro was last seen kayaking on the Trinity River Saturday
with a friend when the pair ran into trouble. Castro's friend was able to swim
back to shore, but Castro hadn't been seen since. Officials searched for the
missing man throughout the weekend and transitioned the rescue operation to a
recovery operation on Monday.
Search continues for missing kayaker in Fort Worth
Published June 27
FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
The search for a missing kayaker in Fort Worth resumed
Monday morning. Searchers suspended their efforts Sunday because of nightfall.
Edgar Castro and a friend were in an inflatable kayak that
flipped over on the Trinity River Saturday morning. Castro's friend made it out
okay, but witnesses said he struggled in the fast-moving water. He was last
seen about 75 yards downstream. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens and the Fort Worth
Fire Department are leading the search. It has been expanded to include two
more cities. Castro's family members and some volunteers are also helping.