The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office identified the man found dead in his vehicle that was submerged at the Marions Ferry Boat Ramp off FM 1669 Sunday.

They do not believe the incident to be foul play, but are still investigating it pending autopsy, according to Capt. Alton Lenderman.

Thomas Neil Jacobs, 74, was found by people who told law enforcement they were searching for a hunting area when they observed a vehicle completely submerged approximately 100 foot from the boat ramp, according to Lenderman.

The vehicle was removed from the water and deputies found Jacobs and a dog in the vehicle.

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