AUSTIN, Texas - UPDATE: According to the Travis County Sheriff's Office, a body has been recovered in the vicinity of the reported missing swimmer. The identity will be released upon the medical examiner's confirmation and notification of next of kin.
Rescue efforts for a missing swimmer in Lake Travis have now turned into a recovery mission.
Few details have been released about the identity of the swimmer but the Travis County Sheriff's Office says that the swimmer is reportedly a 70-year-old man who witnesses say was last seen in the water without a life jacket.
Officials say they received a 9-1-1 call at around 7:30 p.m. on June 16 from the Rough Hollow area of Lake Travis.
First responders put rescue swimmers in the water but efforts transitioned into recovery mode at around 8:15 p.m.
Efforts were suspended at around 11:45 p.m. on June 16 and resumed this morning.
Deputies are scanning the area where the man was last seen with sonar, camera and a remotely operated underwater vehicle. Divers with the TCSO Underwater Recovery Team will also be searching.
Officials say the area where the man was last seen is between 40 and 90 feet deep with sharp drop offs and underwater trees in the