Search teams return to recover missing swimmer

Search crews return to Lake Travis (Sophia Beausoleil/KXAN)
Search crews return to Lake Travis (Sophia Beausoleil/KXAN)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Search teams are working to recover the body of a missing swimmer in Lake Travis.

A 20-year-old man jumped from a boat near VIP Marina Sunday evening and swam for a bit but didn’t resurface, according to officials with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. They said the water is about 100 feet deep in the area he went missing.

TCSO says the man is from Los Angeles and interns with a company from Dallas. He was reportedly at Lake Travis with friends from work when he jumped from the boat about 100 yards from shore.

Rescue swimmers and STARFlight tried to rescue the man for more than 20 minutes before switching their efforts to recovery mode.

The TCSO Dive Team responded to the scene Sunday night, deploying an underwater robotic search tool to help find the man. They weren’t able to find anything into the early morning hours Monday but resumed those efforts at daylight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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