The body of 20 year-old Brandon McIntyre of Shallowater was pulled from the water around 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. According to authorities, Brandon and two of his friends were out at the lake around 5:00 p.m. Saturday swimming when Brandon began to struggle in the water.
One of his friends tried to help him, but it's believed McIntyre panicked and went under water. The friends called for help and the Garza County Dive Team along with Garza County Constables and divers from the Lubbock Fire Department responded.
According to authorities, McIntyre's father said he was not comfortable in deep water. Where they were swimming is approximately 40 feet deep with many sunken trees. The swimmers were not wearing life vests.