The Smith County Sheriff's Office said there was no drowning on Lake Palestine on Tuesday. Emergency crews responded after a miscommunication between boaters led them to believe someone was missing and had possibly gone under. 

First responders headed to Lake Palestine to search for the possible drowning victim at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near Emerald Bay in Bullard.

Scanner traffic indicated crews from Flint Gresham, Bullard, Texas Parks and Wildlife and a helicopter were dispatched to the 15000 block of Lakeside Drive.

Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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