16-year-old boy drowns in Lake Georgetown

The Georgetown Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy after he went under the water in Lake Georgetown on July 4, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Andrew Choat)
The Georgetown Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy after he went under the water in Lake Georgetown on July 4, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Andrew Choat)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A 16-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in Lake Georgetown Tuesday afternoon, police say.

According to Georgetown Police, the boy had been swimming near the boat ramp in Cedar Breaks Park, on the south side of the lake, when he went under and did not surface, just before 12:30 p.m.

The Georgetown Public Safety Dive Team recovered his body around two hours later in 32 feet of water. The boy’s name has not been released at this time.

In the summer of 2014, the Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a new stand at Russell Park Swim Beach at Lake Georgetown as part os its loaner lifevests program. The addition was spurred on after two siblings drowned while swimming at the lake.

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