Man drowns in Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool (Angie Beavin / KXAN)
Hamilton Pool (Angie Beavin / KXAN)

TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — Divers have recovered the body of a man who drowned at Hamilton Pool while swimming with friends Sunday.

Austin-Travis County EMS and STARFlight were called to the pool shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. Crews transitioned their efforts to recovery mode after divers searched for more than 20 minutes.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Recovery Team found the man’s body several hours later. He was pronounced dead at 9:25 p.m.

EMS officials say Victor Monsi, 21, was swimming with friends when he went under. They say he was visiting the area from out-of-town.

At its deepest point, Hamilton Pool is about 25 feet deep, according to EMS. 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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