Body discovered near Pennybacker Bridge in Lake Austin related to boat crash

The Austin Police Department says its dive team discovered a body near the Pennybacker Bridge in Lake Austin just before 9 a.m.

Officials identified the body as the person who was involved in a boat crash earlier this week. Austin police say they were originally told by witnesses that a person was seen going to the shoreline and leaving the lake, however, they were unable to confirm the statements. 

APD's dive team went out to the lake Thursday evening to search the area. On Friday morning the team dropped a sonar in the area of the crash and 15 minutes later found the body.