2 sisters drown in Lake Lewisville after falling from boat at birthday celebration – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
HIGHLAND VILLAGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two sisters fell from the same boat in Lake Lewisville on Sunday July 4 and drowned.
The victims were identified as Teegan Hill, 31, of Lancaster and Troinee Broom, 28, of Dallas.
This happened around 8 p.m. near Pilot Knoll Park in Highland Village, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife said Monday.
Friends say they were celebrating Hill’s 31st birthday together.
Hill was a lawyer in Dallas. Broom was a teacher.
The group had rented a pontoon boat when there was some sort of accident.
None of the women wore life jackets.
Lewisville Lake Game Wardens learned that people fell from a boat along the way and never resurfaced.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, Texas DPS Highway Patrol Troopers, Highland Village PD, Highland Village FD, Lewisville FD and US Army Corps of Engineers Rangers arrived at the scene.
Game wardens located the victims late Sunday evening and the Lewisville Fire Department’s dive team recovered the two victims.
Witnesses told CBS 11 that the boat looked overcrowded.
Friends say that originally there were to be two boats, but only one ended up being available.
The game wardens are still investigating what happened.