Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 21, 2012

Teen’s body found

Possum Kingdom Lake finally yields body of Coppell student after five days of searching


Mineral Wells Index

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE – Following more than four days of extensive search efforts, the Brazos River Authority late Thursday said their team recovered the body of 17-year-old Jacob Logan from Possum Kingdom Lake waters.

Palo Pinto County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Shawn Humphries made a positive identification and the next of kin were notified, according to a BRA press release.

Logan’s body was recovered at the base of the cliff area in approximately 64 feet of

water. His remains were transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth.

“The Brazos River Authority would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Logan family,” said Mike Iltis, PK Lake area project manager. “We would also like to express our gratitude to the many people, organizations and dive teams that provided their time, equipment and expertise in the recovery efforts.”

Logan, a 17-year-old Coppell High School football standout and wide receiver, scored a touchdown days before he was cliff jumping last Sunday afternoon with a group of friends. Officials said Logan surfaced once after he jumped from a 25-35 foot cliff, then went under and did not resurface. Friends and boaters called Palo Pinto County 911 around 1:45 p.m. and a search for the teen began.

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