Searches continue as the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are looking for two missing swimmers from August 7 and 8 on Lake Travis.
“We’re currently searching for two males, reportedly last seen swimming in Lake Travis,” said Kristen Dark, TCSO public information officer. “One was reported missing Saturday evening and the other was reported in the late afternoon (Sunday). Our Lake Patrol will conduct shoreline and surface searches, and will also employ various types of sonar throughout the day.”
KVUE reported on Sunday that one person has died from a water rescue involving three people in the Hudson Bend area.
Dark said the search for the second swimmer was turned into “recovery” mode Sunday afternoon.
Austin-Travis County EMS said a third person was evaluated on Sunday for non-life-threatening injuries.
ATCEMS said that at approximately 2:46 p.m. Sunday, callers initially reported a person struggling in the water near the 5700 block of Longhorn Landing, who was later reported to “appear lifeless.”
STAR Flight and Lake Travis Fire Rescue were also involved in the search on Sunday.
On Saturday, rescue efforts turned to recovery as ATCEMS medics tried to locate a missing boater on Lake Travis.
ATCEMS said the rescue was taking place near the 6000 block of Lantern View Drive. That’s east of Devils Hollow.
KXAN reported that crews were called out just before 7 p.m. after a person jumped off a boat and didn’t resurface.
Multiple public safety boats helped with a surface search as STAR Flight searched from the air.
After more than 25 minutes, ATCEMS said the rescue turned into a recovery, given that the submersion time was greater than 30 minutes.
North Lake Travis Fire and Lake Travis Fire Rescue also responded on Saturday, ATCEMS shared.