Multiple agencies involved in recovery of infant's body from Buf

Multiple agencies involved in recovery of infant's body from Buffalo Springs Lake

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A tragic end in the search for an infant boy that was thrown into Buffalo Springs Lake Sunday when two boats collided. 

"I'm here to confirm that we made a recovery of a one-year-old child," said Texas Game Warden Capt. Aryn Corley.

Corley said the search was a collaborative effort by multiple agencies, including Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock Fire Rescue, Buffalo Springs Search and Rescue, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

LFR and Texas Game Wardens supplied dive teams and multiple boats equipped with sonar imaging capabilities. The crews on the ground were also assisted by Buffalo Springs and Ransom Canyon residents who provided air support through a helicopter and drones. 

The private citizen flying the helicopter located the infant and immediately notified crews on the ground. Buffalo Springs Police Chief Stewart Naron said everyone involved in the search was on the same page and dedicated to accomplishing the mission of finding the boy.

"The intent for everyone who showed up was, we're not stopping until we find this baby," Naron said. "We wanted to make sure the family was taken care of. We wanted them to know this is not going to end for us and we were able to make that recovery and we made notification to the family immediately."

The Game Warden's investigation into the circumstances of the wreck is still on going. 

Corley said of the nine injured, two remain hospitalized, but are in stable condition.

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