Memorial Service Held For Lake Thunderbird Drowning Victim

Friday, July 11th 2014, 12:46 pm
By: News 9

A memorial service is being held today for the man who drowned in Lake Thunderbird last weekend.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today for 26-year-old Michael Thomas.

Michael’s body was recovered from Lake Thunderbird on June 6.

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Authorities said Michael drowned after getting into trouble as he was swimming across the cove on the eastern side of the lake. His brother, 27-year-old James Thomas, swam out to save Michael, but he also began to have problems.

A group of people on shore, including an off-duty nurse, saved James, and he was transported to a local hospital.

The location of the memorial service was not provided.