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Identity of Missing Lake Travis Swimmer


Identity of Missing Lake Travis Swimmer

Saturday, October 3, 2020, TCSO began a recovery mission, searching for 44 year-old LATODRIAN (TODD) DILLON of Bogalusa, Louisiana, who was reportedly seen struggling in the Sandy Creek Center Line area of Lake Travis before going under and not resurfacing. Efforts to locate him have been unsuccessful to date.

TCSO has been searching during daylight hours every day since Dillon was reported missing. The search efforts have utilized Starfish surface search sonar, side scan sonar, down scan sonar and underwater cameras. APD EOD deep divers searched potential targets identified via sonar, and aerial searches were conducted by DPS 100 helicopter. TCSO Lake Patrol Deputies along with LCRA and Jonestown PD operated sonar, conducted grid searches and shoreline searches. TXSAR (Texas Search & Rescue) K9s were also utilized in the search efforts. The water depth in the search area is 70-90 feet.

Lake Patrol Deputies will continue to respond to calls on Lake Travis and while on duty, will also conduct surface and shoreline searches. Sonar and dive team searches will continue on an intermittent basis.

TCSO is grateful to all the local agencies who have assisted in the search and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Dillon.

Dillon is one of three swimmers, reported missing in Lake Travis, within the last 10 years who have not been recovered. In May of 2018, Manuel Salas of Elgin was last reportedly seen near Mansfield Dam (140 feet deep) and in July of 2014, Song Hy Sok of Dallas was last reportedly seen in the Sandy Creek Arm (90 feet deep with pecan trees).
Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer 512-854-4986

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