Man dies after cliff jumping into Lake Buchanan

FILE - Lake Buchanan from Black Rock Park (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Lake Buchanan from Black Rock Park (KXAN File Photo)

LAKE BUCHANAN, Texas (KXAN) — A 39-year-old man died Sunday after jumping from a cliff into Lake Buchanan, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says.

Joshua Reid jumped into the water at 3:45 p.m. near Fall Creek — on the far north side of the lake — and didn’t resurface.

Texas Parks and Wildlife say his friends tried to find him but were unable to. They immediately called 911 leading to a multi-agency response to find him.

The Buchanan Dam dive team found his body at around 5:30 p.m. An autopsy will be performed to determine an official cause of death.

In September 2016, divers recovered the body of a 30-year-old man who drowned after swimming out to get a child back into a boat on Lake Buchanan. 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. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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