On Monday November 23, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office, Comanche County EMS, and Proctor Fire Department were dispatched to a possible drowning at Proctor Lake.
According to a witness a vehicle backed a boat into the water and the boat became dislodged and began drifting off the trailer. The male driver parked his vehicle and attempted to swim to catch the boat that was adrift. The witness stated the man swam approximately 30 yards before he became distressed and started calling for help.
The witness called 9-1-1 but was unable to assist otherwise. Upon arrival of Emergency Services the man had been under water for several minutes.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens were called in with boats and search equipment. At approximately 4:25 p.m. the victim was located and brought to the surface.
The male was identified as Jessie Lee Thurman, 49, of Santo, Texas.