Medical examiner says Lubbock woman drowned at Buffalo Springs Lake

Drowning death at Buffalo Springs Lake

BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE, TX (KCBD) -The body of 76-year-old Louise Sheppard was found in Buffalo Springs Lake near a marina on Thursday morning.

A Lubbock County Medical examiner confirms that her lungs were full of water and that drowning was the official cause of death.

Aaron Sims, game warden with Texas Parks and Wildlife, said Sheppard entered the gate of the lake at around 6:30 a.m.

Sheppard was said to have suffered some sort of medical issue and was from Lubbock, Sims said.

The incident occurred on public water so Lubbock Game Wardens will be taking over the investigation.

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