ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Police have identified the man whose body was found underwater at Kirby Lake Thursday afternoon.

George Lawson, 77, of Abilene, passed away while fishing at the lake, according to what family members told police.

The Abilene Police Department says family members claim Lawson left home to go fishing around noon on Wednesday, and they discovered his body in the lake about 1:00 p.m. the next day. Lawson’s capsized boat was found nearby.

The exact cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is performed, but APD says they’re treating this incident as a death investigation, and no foul play is suspected at this time.

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