Parks and Wildlife recover Lumberton man's body after boating accident

Justin Tidwell

Texas Parks and Wildlife personnel recovered the body of a Lumberton man who fell overboard while on a boat with a friend at Adams Bayou April 30.

The body was that of Justin Tidwell, 27. Investigators said Tidwell was on a boat in the bayou with a friend when he fell into the water. His friend reportedly jumped into the water to try to save Tidwell, but was unable to find him. Texas Parks and Wildlife recovered Tidwell's body from the water later the same day. An autopsy was ordered.