Dive crews recover body of missing swimmer from Lady Bird Lake

Dive crews searching for missing swimmer in Lady Bird Lake Saturday morning. (KXAN Photo / Kyle Kovilaritch)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dive crews with the Austin Fire Department, Austin-Travis County EMS and Austin Police recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing Saturday morning.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, crews recovered the body of a man in his 30s just before 1 p.m. from Lady Bird Lake.

Crews were called the lake near South First Street just before 7:20 a.m. According to authorities, the swimmer went underwater and failed to resurface.

At 7:46 a.m., Austin Police dive crews were sent to help with the search. Around 9:50 a.m., police initiated a recovery operation.

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