Police identify kayaker who drowned at Lake Pflugerville

The missing kayaker who drowned at Lake Pflugerville has been identified by officials as 23-year-old Puja Thapa. A witness had told police about seeing a woman in a kayak that had overturned when a strong storm moved over the lake last weekend. 

According to officials with the City of Pflugerville, police had received a call around 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 about a potential drowning at Lake Pflugerville. 

The search, involving several boats, a special sonar device from the Travis County Sheriff‘s Office and flyovers by helicopter from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It was a two-day search before the body was recovered by officials. 

The kayak is believed to have blown away, and it has yet to be recovered. 



Body recovered from Lake Pflugerville

Search for missing kayaker on Lake Pflugerville continues