Two dead bodies were found at the Spillway at Lake Nasworthy Friday evening, according to the San Angelo Police Department.
Authorities confirmed the bodies were of a 61 year-old male and a 5 year-old. It is believed they came down to the Spillway to fish, according to SAPD.
"If you're familiar with the Spillway, it's kind of a tricky area to navigate," Officer Tracy Gonzalez, SAPD public information officer, said. "There's a portion of it covered in moss and extremely slick. There's another portion where the water is rushing pretty rapidly, so it's a dangerous area. If you're footing isn't good, it's very dangerous."
Gonzalez said earlier in the day a relative of the victims called the station asking for any information about a "car crash" or any situation where the persons could be missing.
A witness in the area around noon said the vehicle of the deceased was not there at that time.
"The same fisherman came later this evening, and noticed the vehicle there," Gonzalez said. "We suspect the victims arrived sometime after noon, but they weren't located until after 6 p.m.," she said.
The bodies were recovered with the assistance of the fire department.
The two persons are said to be related, however SAPD would not confirm how they were related.
Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck was called out to the scene where he pronounced the male and the child as deceased.
According to SAPD, there are no signs of foul play and the incident is believed to be accidental.
An autopsy has been ordered.