Dive team pulls naked man from lake in Houston park

Man from McGovern Lake in Hermann Park

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - Police were called to Hermann Park around 9:20 a.m. Monday for reports of a naked man swimming in McGovern Lake.

Police and firefighters were trying to talk to the man to find out why he jumped into the water.

Officials said the man appeared angry and as if he were under the influence of a controlled substance. 

A dive team was called in to assist in getting the man out of the lake.

After hours of swimming, just before noon, officials were able to pull the man from the water.

Hermann Park was recently the site of more than a dozen Kush drug overdoses.

Since then Houston police have been working to clear drug use and crime from the park.

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