Kaufman County: 2 dead in boating accident

2 men drown in Kaufman County

KAUFMAN COUNTY -- A boating accident claimed the lives of two men this week.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office was called to the 1800 block of Kaufman County Road 243, an abandoned sand quarry north of Terrell, at about 7:15 p.m.

Witnesses told deputies that a flat bottom boat had capsized while it was carrying three adults and two children, ages eight and six.

Eric Knight, 51, and Brandon Stayton, 32, tried to rescue them, but both drowned.

No one in the boat was injured.

Several agencies responded to the scene. Knight and Stayton were recovered from the water, and the incident is still under investigation.

Officials say the owner of the property was there when it happened, and everyone involved are related.

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