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Autopsy for missing man found dead at Lake Meredith points to accidental drowning

Officials confirmed a man's body was found Monday night at Lake Meredith. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo: Lake Meredith National Recreation Area)

Officials have confirmed the body of a missing man has been found at Lake Meredith National Park.

According to federal authorities at Lake Meredith, the body of 42-year-old Jeremy Mills, who is from Fritch, was found Monday night around 7 p.m. His body was found in the South Canyon area of the lake.

Mills was last seen early Friday morning around 4:30 a.m. near the Stilling Basin at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Preliminary autopsy results "point to an accidental drowning", according to the National Park Service.

According to the National Park Service, Borger dispatch received the report of a possible missing person Friday night. Park Rangers started searching for Mills Friday night.

The search area was increased Saturday. At that time, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officers, the Fritch Police Department, Hutchinson and Moore County Sheriff's Offices assisted in the search efforts.

The Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office is assisting the National Park Service with the investigation.

Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is asked to contact Borger dispatch at (806)273-0930.

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