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Body of man, 36, discovered after girl, 3, found alone on a boat on a Texas lake

Girl, 3, was found alone sleeping on a boat in Texas and told rescuers ‘daddy went swimming’ before his body was pulled from the water

  • A man’s body was found following a search for a missing father whose little girl was found sleeping alone in a boat on a lake Texas 
  • Oscar Monjaras Robledo, 36, launched his boat at Lake Granbury on Thursday 
  • His daughter, 3, was found after officials heard a cell phone ringing in the boat 
  • Police suspect Robledo didn’t anchor his boat before jumping in to the water 

A man’s body was found following a search for a missing father whose little girl was found sleeping alone in a boat on a lake Texas on Friday.

Police said Oscar Monjaras Robledo, 36, launched his boat from the Granbury City Beach Boat Ramp around 5pm on Thursday along with his 3-year-old daughter.

Police said the boat had drifted near the shore and around 9am on Friday, a resident heard a cell phone ringing.

A man’s body was found following a search for a missing father whose little girl was found sleeping alone in a boat, (pictured), on a lake Texas on Friday

The little girl had spent the night alone on the boat and was able to tell police that ‘daddy went swimming’ in the water.

In a statement Hood County sheriff’s office said they found Tobledo’s body was located near the area his boat was located this morning, approximately 60 feet from shore.

They added: ‘The family has been notified of his recovery and his body will be sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed.

Police said Oscar Monjaras Robledo, 36, launched his boat from the Granbury City Beach Boat Ramp at about 5 pm Thursday along with his 3-year-old daughter

Police said Oscar Monjaras Robledo, 36, launched his boat from the Granbury City Beach Boat Ramp at about 5 pm Thursday along with his 3-year-old daughter

A sheriff told local media that they suspect Robledo didn't anchor his boat before jumping in.

A sheriff told local media that they suspect Robledo didn’t anchor his boat before jumping in.

‘At this time there is no evidence showing foul play and appears to be an accidental drowning.’

The little girl was not injured and was said by police to be in ‘good condition.’

Rescue crews used boats, a dive team, drones, and aircraft to search for the father. 

They found the man’s body near Hunter Park in a canal behind houses in the Laguna Tres neighborhood on Friday evening.

Lieutenant Johnny Rose, who works with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office, told the Forth Worth Star-Telegram: ‘It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. I have children, and a 3-year-old out at night.

‘Thank God she was found in the morning time, because out in this heat, we could have had another fatality.’

Police do not suspect that foul play or suicide is involved. Rose told local media that they suspect Robledo didn’t anchor his boat before jumping in. 

They believe a current caught it, pushing both it and him to where they were found.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hood County Sheriff’s Office at 817-579-3307.

 

 

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