Body of missing swimmer recovered from Lake Travis

The Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) has recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing in Lake Travis over the weekend. Out of respect for the family involved, and because this is not a criminal incident, TCSO is not disclosing the identity of the missing swimmer.

According to ATCEMS,  911 dispatch received reports that a male in his 20s had gone underwater in Devil’s Cove and never resurfaced around 5 30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. After nearly an hour of rescue efforts, the incident transitioned to a recovery mission.

TCSO Lake Patrol Deputies began sonar searches immediately. 

Early Sunday morning, deputies resumed searching via sonar and a remotely operated underwater camera system. A viable target was located via sonar and TCSO’s Dive Team began their operations at that location, according to TCSO. The body of a man was found in approximately 30 feet of water and recovered. 

He was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.

TCSO is reminding swimmers that the best way to ensure your safety on the lake, or any other body of water, is to wear a life jacket.