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TCSO Continues Search for Missing Swimmer


TCSO Continues Search for Missing Swimmer

At 3:10 pm on April 17, 2021, TCSO, Jonestown Police Department, Travis County Parks Police, Starflight, North Lake Travis Fire/Rescue, Lake Travis Fire/Rescue and ATCEMS responded to a report of a missing swimmer on Lake Travis. First responders immediately began rescue efforts but were ultimately unsuccessful. The response shifted to a recovery mission.

The missing man was last seen near a boat that was anchored in Devil’s Cove. Water in that area of the lake is about 35 feet deep with low visibility due to silt. Throughout the week, TCSO employed a number of search methods including sonar, drone, shoreline and surface searches. TCSO has been assisted by LCRA, Jonestown Police Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife, who brought a dog to aid the search efforts. TCSO’s Dive Team actively searched for four days and is currently on stand-by to dive if, and when sonar searches indicate a viable location.

Patrons of Lake Travis should expect the possibility of limited boat access to Devil’s Cove over the weekend due to ongoing search efforts.


Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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