Fort Hood ID's Soldier who drowned at Temple Lake Park

The Temple Police Department has recovered the body of a soldier who disappeared underwater at Temple Lake Park.

MORGAN'S POINT RESORT - Fort Hood officials have released the name of the Soldier who drowned at Temple Lake Park Sunday afternoon.

Temple police recovered the body of 30-year-old Spc. David Folly Ananou from the lake Sunday evening. 

Officials said Temple Police were alerted of a possible drowning around 1:57 p.m.

Four males were out swimming when two of them swam out to a buoy. One of the males who Temple police identified as a Fort Hood soldier,  went under after several waves came across the buoy.

The other male tried to search for Ananou but could not find him. He was not wearing a life jacket. 

Temple PD said they rarely see drownings in the area and this one would be the first recovery of a body in 2017.

Ananou was from Baltimore, Maryland and entered active duty service in October 2014 as an infantryman. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since March 2015.

His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, Korea Defense Service medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Medal. 

Temple police is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

 

 

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