The name of the soldier who drowned Easter Sunday and later was found by Temple law enforcement near Temple Lake Park in Belton Lake was released Tuesday by Fort Hood officials.

Spc. David Folly Ananou, 30, whose home of record is listed as Baltimore, Md., entered active-duty service in October 2014 as an infantryman. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since March 2015.

Ananou’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Medal.

The soldier was with a group Sunday afternoon enjoying the park on the Easter holiday. Four soldiers went swimming and one went under in the choppy water at 1:56 p.m., police said.

“A strong wind caused him to go down,” Temple Police Department spokeswoman Shawana Neely said Sunday in an interview with the Temple Daily Telegram.

Temple police and other emergency responders arrived minutes later, but were unable to immediately find the man’s body.

The incident is under investigation by Temple police.

Fort Hood officials said there was no photo available of Ananou.

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