Body of Goliad drowning victim identified

A press release from the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office announces the victim of a Memorial Day drowning in Coleto Creek Reservoir in Goliad County has been identified as Geraldine Yorek of Navasota TX.

Yorek was 59 years of age.

Yorek’s body was recovered by TPWD Game Wardens yesterday submerged about 50 feet from shore. The remains were subsequently transported to Central Texas Autopsy in Lockhart for a post-mortem examination.

The incident was initially reported to Goliad 911 at 5:51pm on Memorial Day. Sheriff’s deputies and game wardens immediately responded to the scene.

According to information gathered by authorities at the scene, the woman was boating with two male individuals when she fell overboard. She did not resurface and attempts to locate her in the water by her companions were unsuccessful.

Game wardens searched by boat and sheriff’s deputies searched by land in an effort to locate the victim. The search was called off at approximately 9:00pm due to darkness. The search resumed at daybreak on Tuesday, and the body of the victim was recovered by divers shortly thereafter.

Also assisting in the rescue efforts were the Goliad Fire Department, Fannin Fire Department, and Goliad EMS.

The incident remains under investigation by game wardens and the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office.