Rescue teams recover victim

victimGOODRICH – Rescue teams recovered the body of a Livingston man inside the Trinity River, nearly two days after he went missing in the water at River Lake Estates.

On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 10, Jesus Robles, 32, reportedly stepped-off inside the water near Riverview Road and was unable to escape. Shortly after Robles went missing, law enforcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, along with local Texas Game Wardens, conducted a preliminary search of the area that night.

Rescue teams continued their search in the water the following morning and later discovered Robles’ body after 8 a.m. Thursday morning down the Trinity River, near the same area he went missing.

Funeral services for Robles took place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. A fundraiser has also been organized to help cover expenses for Robles to be buried back at his home in Mexico. Those who would like to donate can visit