Houston News : Texas man dies after being pulled from Balmorhea State Park pool


Priscilla Aguirre

July 29, 2021Updated: July 29, 2021 3:06 p.m.


A Texas swimmer died after being found in the Balmorhea State Park pool.

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2of3The clear blue water of the pool at Balmorhea State Park is spring fed and reaches a depth of 25 feet.Cassandria Alvarado /Texas State UniversityShow MoreShow Less3of3

A Texas swimmer is dead after being found in the Balmorhea State Park pool.

Daniel Angelest, 57, from El Paso was found unresponsive by visitors in the pool on July 25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department tells Midland television station NewsWest9. 

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Park visitors and staff performed CPR on Angelest until EMTs arrived and took over. He was then taken to the hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival, TPWD says. 

Balmorhea State Park is a 46-acre state park located on the San Solomon Springs in Reeves County, which is not far from Fort Stockton. The pool at the park recently just opened on June 26. No lifeguard is on duty at the park.

More than 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool each day, gushing from the San Solomon Springs. The pool is up to 25 feet deep, covers 1.3 acres, and holds 3.5 million gallons of water. The water temperature stays at 72 to 76 degrees year-round.

TPWD recently told MySA there have been 44 open water drownings across the state so far this year. 



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Priscilla Aguirre

The Houston Forum

Source : chron.com