COPY-Search effort continues for two E. Texas fishermen

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The search for two men on an East Texas Lake continues this morning.

Crews are back on Lake Palestine today searching for two men who disappeared while on a fishing trip Wednesday.

64-year-old, Tommy Cook of Overton went fishing with his uncle yesterday and around 8:45 Wednesday night, family and friends called authorities because the men had not come home.

DPS officials say the men had been out on Lake Palestine all day near the Villages Marina, which is located off of FM 2661.

A search was conducted last night utilizing an ETMC helicopter, but that search was called off around 2:00 am, because of low temperatures and because of the amount of time that had already lapsed since the men were reported missing, according to Captain Clint Balkcom.

A DPS helicopter is helping with the search effort today.

KLTV is following this developing story and will have the latest information as it becomes available. Check back to often for updates.

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