GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A man who went missing while canoeing in Lake Georgetown Saturday has been identified.
Jonathon Joe Mendosa, 36, was last seen around 5:51 p.m. June 25. A 911 call alerted police a man went missing after a small boat carrying two people flipped in the water. Mendosa’s body was found by divers at 8:30 p.m.; he was an estimated 25 yards away from the shore.
Police say Mendosa was at Jim Hogg Park with his family. Along with his 9-year-old child, Mendosa went out on the lake in a canoe without wearing a life jacket. It is unknown why the canoe flipped.
Witnesses were able to help the child to safety, but couldn’t get to Mendosa before he drowned.