Authorities recover body of man submerged in Eagle Mountain Lake

Divers find missing man near Eagle Mountain Lake Marina

EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE -- A Reno man who has been missing since February may have been found in under eight feet of water, 25 feet from the shore of Eagle Mountain Lake on Wednesday, according to authorities.

Divers pulled the remains of a man from a submerged pickup about 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Rick Pippins, Azle Police Department chief.

The truck was located using sonar and the recovered remains could be those of Jim Bob Cook, a 56-year-old Reno man who was last seen at an Italian restaurant on Feb. 8. Cook left the restaurant about 10:30 p.m. and family members believed he was going home, but he disappeared.

Pippins said officials with the Tarrant Regional Water District and Azle police have been searching for him ever since. An official with the Tarrant Regional Water District got a return that was later identified as a submerged pickup on a sonar device that was being used to search for Cook, Pippins said.

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