Accident Results in Death at MLF Series Event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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 Apr 29th, 2021 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Apr 29th, 2021 at 9:01 PM

Accident Results in Death at MLF Series event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Advisory for Thursday, April 29

MLF confirmed Thursday afternoon that there was an accident resulting in a fatality at the Toyota Series at Sam Rayburn Reservoir event in Brookeland, Texas. The anglers’ family has been notified.

Toyota Series at Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Umphrey Family Pavilion
5438 RR 255
Brookeland, Texas 75931

A co-angler competing at the Toyota Series event at Sam Rayburn Reservoir died Thursday after falling from the boat. The boat was not running when the co-angler entered the water.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) recovered the body of the deceased co-angler Thursday afternoon. The incident is currently under investigation by the TPWD and San Augustine County officials. Officials have not yet released the name of the anglers involved.

Thursday’s weigh-in from the Umphrey Family Pavilion will not be live-streamed.

MLF will continue to release information as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the MLF website, MajorLeagueFishing.com, as it becomes available.

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