AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities have identified the man who drowned in Lady Bird Lake over the weekend.
Austin police say 34-year-old Theodore “Teddy” Allen Carter went under around 1 p.m. Saturday. Carter’s family says he was attempting to retrieve a purse that fell into the water but he didn’t know how to swim.
When he went in, he never resurfaced. A dive team recovered Carter’s body a few hours later.
Carter’s family, who is from Bertram, says he was a free spirit and loving individual. They say his heart was as big as Texas.