Two Bodies Removed From Lake Greenbelt Are Identified

Butch Blackburn, Donley County Sheriff
Butch Blackburn, Donley County Sheriff

Bashir Ahnood, a 46-year-old man from Amarillo and his son 17-year-old son Hotan have been identified by the Donley County Sheriff's Office as the two men recovered from Lake Greenbelt.

Saturday a group of four men from Amarillo were hunting on the west side of the lake near Kinkade Park early Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Butch Blackburn says an Hotan went out onto the lake in a plastic kayak to retrieve either a goose or duck.

He was about 200 yards from the shore when he reached to grab the bird, and then capsized.

Bashir attempted to swim from the shore and save his son, but two people from the shore lost sight of Bashir when he was only about 40 feet from the shoreline.

The Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter as well as sonar boats from the Parks and Wildlife department have been assisting the dive team.

The lake's current temperature is 40 degrees.