Authorities have identified a man who drowned at Lake Corpus Christi last Saturday.
What began as a warm afternoon with friends, turned into a tragic event for a Rio Grande Valley man and his family.
43-year-old, Robert Gaona of San Juan, TX drowned Saturday evening at Lake Corpus Christi after attempting to retrieve a football that had been thrown to him while he was playing with family.
Gaona was roughly 15 feet from land when he drowned. Family members rushed to help him, but were too late as he had already passed.
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):