Lake LBJ drowning under investigation

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers


A Labor Day weekend drowning is under investigation by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).


The identity of victim of the incident Saturday, Sept. 3, is confirmed as 19-year-old Dominiq Amir Castillo Porterfield.


News outlets have published varying accounts of the event, but TPWD will say only “the investigation is still on going as to cause of death and other details."


“The call came in to the Llano County Sheriff's Department at 3:20 p.m.,” according to LCSO Chief Deputy John Neff. “The boaters were not sure where they were on the lake.”


LCSO units responded to various areas of the lake and finally located them near Kingsland. Others responding to the call and assisting in the attempt to save the victim were Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department, Llano County Emergency Medical Service and AirEvac also responded and assisted in the attempt to save the victim, in addition to TPWD.

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