The victim in a reported drowning incident at Lake Nacogdoches yesterday has been identified.
James Wellington (Jim) Brake, age 87 of Nacogdoches was observed by witnesses entering the west side swimming area of Lake Nacogdoches at about 12:30 pm yesterday. After swimming for a period of time, the witnesses observed him to be in possible distress and he disappeared under water.
The witnesses were able to pull Mr. Brake to shore. An inquest was held at the scene by Justice of the Peace Pct 1 Kerry Don Williamson. An autopsy has been ordered.